Tag Archives: independent films

‘Oldboy’ Movie Review

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We all know how many Asian to American remakes have been made over the years.   There’s been the good, The Departed, the decent like The Ring and the really bad, like The Eye.  It is ...

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‘Enemy’ Movie Review

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In 2013, director Denis Villeneuve brought one of my favorite movies of the year, ‘Prisoners,’ to the big screen to widespread acclaim.  I was amazed by the great storytelling and dark, gritty presentation of the ...

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Must See Movies You’ve Never Seen: Primer (2004)

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  Shane Carruth is a name that many people might not know, but indie film fans will probably be very familiar with his work.  His most recent film, ‘Upstream Color’ was a bizarre but beautiful ...

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Top 10 Matthew McConaughey Movies

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Fresh of off his recent Oscar win for Best Actor in the incredible Dallas Buyers Club, Matthew McConaughey is riding a big high.  But he has made a lot of movies over the past 25 ...

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2014 Oscar Nominated Short Films (Live Action) Review

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Short films are often difficult to come by, so for those die hard Oscar fans who want to see the Oscar nominated short films before the awards ceremony takes place it can be quite a ...

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Why “12 Years a Slave” WILL win Best Picture

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This is not meant to be a review of the film. James reviewed it back in November. (http://moviemelt.com/12-years-slave-movie-review/) He gave it a 9/10. Whether I say it was a 9, 9.5, or even a 10, it ...

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‘Her’ Review: Joaquin Phoenix And A Scarlett Johansson Voice Star

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There have been a lot of powerful, Oscar worthy individual performances this year, from Matthew McConaughey to Leonardo DiCaprio to Bruce Dern.  Add Joaquin Phoenix to this list for what is one of the most ...

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‘Stuck In Love’ Review: Romantic Comedy Stuck In More Than Love

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I’m a big fan of a good, indie romantic comedy.  They are usually funnier, less cheesy, more relatable and just better written than the big budget rom-coms with the A-List stars that have no chemistry ...

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‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ Review: Another Coen Brothers Masterpiece?

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The Coen Brothers make amazing movies.  Their films are tall tales, fables and legends, presented in whatever format or environment they want to attack at the time.  They are stories with meaning, and they are ...

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‘Nebraska’ Review: Bruce Dern Cashes In

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Alexander Payne has made a living making movies about families and relationships.  He doesn’t direct movies that often but when he does they tend to be pretty good.  His latest project, Nebraska, a black and ...

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