Tag Archives: independent films

Birdman Movie Review

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I have to tell you, I had almost forgotten who Michael Keaton was.  I literally can’t name the last movie I’ve seen him, other than Batman and Beetlejuice.  That’s not to say I don’t think ...

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John Wick Movie Review

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There’s nothing better than a movie going surprise. When I saw the trailer for John Wick, I thought that it looked like an awful film. A cheesy, poorly acted mess that was going to be ...

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Blue Ruin Movie Review – A real, revenge thriller.

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Blue Ruin is a revenge thriller directed by Jeremy Saulnier, starring Macon Blair as a man who is out to exact revenge on a murderer, recently released from prison.  However, as his relatively unplanned plan ...

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I Origins Movie Review – Believing in disbelief?

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Brit Marling has been in some remarkable movies in her young career, and has written many as well.  She didn’t write this one, but it was written and directed by Mike Cahill, who directed her ...

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Newlyweds Movie Review

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Relationship movies can be very, very big at the box office.  Romance is a genre that will forever be loved, and will always be big.  It’s funny because relationships themselves run on small things, and ...

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Escape From Tomorrow Movie Review

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A large portion of my love of film and television stems from the idea of originality, creative genius and making something shocking and provocative that nobody else has before.  That’s why when I saw the ...

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Short Term 12 Review: Small Film, Big Heart

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Short Term 12 is a film that was not on my radar, until I began to see it pop up in a lot of ‘best movies’ lists and on a lot of critics pages.  I ...

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‘Under The Skin’ Review: Scarlett Johansson Gets Under Our Skin

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Scarlett Johansson has been making a lot of great movies lately, and having just seen Captain America: The Winter Solider, I’ve recently had the realization that she’s pretty awesome.  So when I saw the trailer ...

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Nymphomaniac Part 2 Review: Typical Von Trier

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Please see here for my Nymphomaniac Part 1 review. So I’ll keep this review fairly quick since this is essentially one film split into two parts, and I’ve already given my thoughts on the first, ...

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‘How I Live Now’ Review

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How I Live Now Films based on Young Adult novels are running rampant these days, and most of them are big budget blockbusters.  Most of them are also big commercial successes, or at least that’s ...

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