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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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Nymphomaniac Part 1 Review

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Lars Von Trier is not one to shy away from controversy, in fact I’m pretty sure he seeks it out.  His films have been some of the most polarizing in the history of cinema.  His …

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‘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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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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‘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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‘Blue Jasmine’ Review: Cate Blanchett Shines in Woody Allen’s Latest

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Woody Allen has made more movies than any director I can think of, and of course with such a large filmography there are going to be varying degrees of success.  He’s known for some of …

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The Desolation of Smaug Review: Better Than The First?

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 The first installment in Peter Jacksons Hobbit trilogy, ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ got mixed reviews.  I personally felt that the criticism was a little unjust, as I enjoyed the film far more than I …

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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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