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Film Review: “The Drop”

Belgian director Michael Roskam infuses his first English-language film with a sinister mood that draws you into this crime drama written by Dennis Lehane (“Mystic River”) It is a solid, slow-moving film which becomes a tour de force… Continue reading

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Film Review: “Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For”

This sequel has girth. The filmmakers got the magnificent unclothed Eva Green as cinema’s deadliest femme fatale but Jessica Alba gets star billing? The sequel to co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s 2005 SIN CITY does not pander to a … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Snowpiercer”

Director Bong Joon-ho (“The Host” and “Mother”) adapts a graphic French comic book titled LeTransperceneige into a visually brilliant sci-fi thriller that is Korean- made, but uses the English language. Continue reading

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Film Review: “The Fault in Our Stars”

Director Joshua Boone delivers emotional impact with this fresh and poignant love story aimed straight for the hearts of 21st Century millennials. Continue reading

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Film Review: “Edge Of Tomorrow”

Terrific. Cruise oozes charisma and has real chemistry with Blunt. The thing about megastar Tom Cruise is that you know he gets “first look” at every screenplay. If he wants to do an action sci-fi adventure, his agents see everything … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Maleficent”

“The awful thing about life is this: Everybody has their reasons.” Maleficent has a very good reason. Sensational Jolie creates the character’s evolving emotions purely with her face. It’s your task to make the villainous characters of The Brothers Grimm … Continue reading

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Film Review: “A Million Ways To Die In The West”

Wait for TED 2. When Seth MacFarlane hosted the 2013 Academy Awards I wondered – how much did he buy that gig for? Is the MacFarlane brand big enough to host and sing-and-dance on the global behemoth that has an … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Chef”

Director-writer-producer-actor Jon Favreau (“Swingers”, “Iron Man”) cooks up a lovely comedy about food and the vicissitudes of life in this poignant return to indie-style filmmaking. Continue reading

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Film Review: “Godzilla”

Fun, not cheesy and reinvigorates the iconic monster. Did GODZILLA need stars? As soon as Bryan Cranston appeared on screen, someone shouted out “Heisenberg!” We all love Walter White. And what about star Aaron Taylor-Johnson? When Taylor-Johnson stars as Pietro … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Under The Skin”

I loved it. Dazzling, erotic and electrifying. Johansson is fantastic and the mood and music thrilling. It is relatively easy to seduce any man. Men subconsciously understand this and also understand that they are vulnerable against females in this way. … Continue reading

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