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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘A Ghost Story’ is pretentiously moving

| July 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘A Ghost Story’ is pretentiously moving

Back in January, for the second year in a row, audiences were treated to a secret film being announced by a major studio. In 2016, Paramount dropped the trailer for “10 Cloverfield Lane,” a mystery thriller produced by J.J. Abrams. Audiences were not only surprised and blindsides by this announcement, it went on to be […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Song to Song’ is an almost laughable jab at Terrence Malick

| March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Song to Song’ is an almost laughable jab at Terrence Malick

I love Terrence Malick, his movies are the perfect mixture of weird, etherial, poetic, unique, beautiful, poignant and effective that no other filmmaker of this era has been able to emulate even slightly successfully. I wholeheartedly believe that “The Thin Red Line” is one of the greatest films about war ever made, as well as […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ is a near-perfect cinematic experience

| August 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ is a near-perfect cinematic experience

There are so many feelings in my body, but I can’t find the words to form them. I like Laika, but I can’t say I’ve ever been floored by any of their films. “Coraline” was peculiar and charming. “Paranorman” was funny and thrilling. “The Boxtrolls” was cute, but a bit underwhelming. Meanwhile, I didn’t really […]

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Niner Times Oscar preview: best supporting actress

| January 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
Niner Times Oscar preview: best supporting actress

Jennifer Jason Leigh (“The Hateful Eight”): As the only female character in Quintin Tarantino’s latest western, Leigh initially runs the risk of getting overshadowed by her merciless male counterparts. However, Leigh proves herself to be just as nasty and cruel as the other characters on screen. Although her performance in “Anomalisa” is the one more […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Carol’ is poetically underwhelming Oscar bait

| December 23, 2015 | 1 Comment
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Carol’ is poetically underwhelming Oscar bait

With movies like “Blue is the Warmest Color,” “Brokeback Mountain” and the upcoming “The Danish Girl,” LGBT cinema has been thriving in the past 10 years, if only to name those three off the top of my head. “Carol” was a film that got my attention very quickly from the Cannes Film Festival when Rooney […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Pan’ is gorgeously underwhelming

| October 7, 2015 | 2 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Pan’ is gorgeously underwhelming

When I heard Joe Wright was going to direct a big-budget fantasy film for Warner Bros., I basically peed my pants. Wright has done amazing jobs with low-budget films in the past, with the magical “Pride and Prejudice,” “Atonement,” “Hanna” and the incredibly lush “Anna Karenina.” If Wright knew how to do something, it was […]

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