Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Posted February 04, 2015in Film Review

Sinking feelings

Thrillers, especially modern ones, tend to follow a basic pattern. The audience is given a portion of the story early and allowed to try and figure out the rest as the film develops. Usually, viewers are trying to read the clues and figure out whodunit or some variation therein. Then

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Posted January 28, 2015in Film Review

Fairly Mortifying

As a critic, one tries to go into every scenario with an open mind. Once a film is identified as the one for review, I will go out of my way to avoid message boards trailers so as to approach each screening as open-minded as possible. Sometimes, though, you just

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Posted January 21, 2015in Film Review

Right On Target

Clint Eastwood has marked out an interesting career trajectory for himself. First he spent 30 years as one of Hollywood’s most consistent and bankable action stars. Then, after he got too old to bother with that anymore, he woke up one morning and said to himself, “To hell with it,

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Posted January 14, 2015in Film Review

“Selma” Captivates

The new year is just two weeks old, and it has already been kind enough to give us the first must-see film of the year. “Selma” is the story of one of the pivotal moments in the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s: the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.-led march

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Posted January 07, 2015in Film Review

A Quiet Death

  “The Woman in Black ” was released in 2012 and was a bit of a pet project put together by director James Watkins, writer Jane Goldman and actor Daniel Radcliffe. But fast forward to 2014 and none of those people are back for the sequel, “The Woman in Black

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Posted December 31, 2014in Film Review

A Decent Imitation

  Two films have been released this winter that are best described as character studies on real-life geniuses. The first was the Stephen Hawking biopic “The Theory of Everything,” and the second is the Christmas release of “The Imitation Game,” which looks at the life of Alan Turing. Unlike “Theory,”

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Posted December 24, 2014in Film Review

There and back again

  “The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies” Rated PG-13 144 minutes Starring: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman and Richard Armitage The age of natural wonder is over for films. No longer do we leave the theater asking each other “How did they do that?” because we know the answer

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Posted December 17, 2014in Film Review

Not very godly

“Exodus: Gods and Kings” 150 minutes Rated PG-13 Starring: Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley There is a good movie hidden within “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” but there is also a very real chance that the things that are worthwhile will be lost underneath the weight of all the film’s

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Posted December 10, 2014in Film Review

Keep digging

“The Pyramid” Rated R 90 minutes Starring: Ashley Hinshaw, Denis O’Hare, Christa Nicola Things Gregory Levasseur has used his directorial debut to prove he doesn’t understand: archeology, geology, physics, Egyptian mythology, science and, apparently, filmmaking. Levasseur’s biggest claim to fame to date is as the writer and producer of the

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Posted December 03, 2014in Film Review

‘The Theory of Everything’

The Theory of Everything Rated PG-13 123 Minutes Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones and Charlie Cox  I encourage people to see as many Academy Award winners as possible in theaters. It is for that reason that I am telling you to go see “The Theory of Everything,” because Eddie Redmayne

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