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About Elly

Anyone who is a fan of Oscar winning A Separation, and the work of Iranian director Asghar Farhadi will want to see About Elly. It is a masterclass in both storytelling and film making. Farhadi is a multi-award winning director and not without reason; one of those reasons is his brilliance in the art of Read More
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Based on the poem “Nirvana” by Charles Bukowski this indie directed by Patrick Biesemans captures each feeling and sentiment from every line of the poem. The beautiful visuals and artistic imagery depicts the essence of “Nirvana” as the narrator reads alongside the scenes. The music, the snow, the beautiful picturesque environments including the diner where this Read More
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Directed by Richard Linklater and co-wrote by Richard Linklater and Skip Hollandsworth, Bernie was recently nominated for best feature of the Independent Spirit Awards. I had intended to watch this movie when it came out in August but life got in the way and it sat unwatched on my laptop for nearly three months. I Read More
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All Is Lost

All is Lost reveals the true essence of who Robert Redford is as an actor as much as any other film in his career, which spans over half a century. It’s a story of survival at sea, stripped bare, down to the bone: One man. One boat. One ocean. One question: In the end, when all Read More
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Paradise: Love

Ulrich Seidl packs a punch full of irony in Paradise: Love where neither paradise nor love is anywhere to be found. On display instead is a voyeuristic view of a shy woman in search of love who goes wild and ends up on both sides of exploitation. There is some repetition in the film as Read More
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2 Days in New York

Romantic comedies. Who do they think they are? They come in here with their big name stars and their shitty contrived plots and make our wives and girlfriends swoon. Is love not funny? Does every love story have cliché plots in real life? Did I miss the part where I had to pander to my Read More
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12 Years a Slave

With the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement’s march on Washington having just passed, and with the historically deplorable Columbus Day holiday upcoming, we can’t be reminded enough of the history of humanity’s tyranny over one another. Sobering and immensely difficult to watch, British director Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, is to date Read More
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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is a very complex Western that pits a traditional gun-slinging setting with a reformist mindset and the resulting tensions are intriguing and exciting. The movie stars two of the biggest stars ever, Wayne and Stewart, as conflicting protagonists with different views of how to handle a ruthless outlaw. The Read More
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Oslo, August 31st

Oslo, August 31st is magnificent. A film that succeeds on many levels. It is brilliantly made by its director Joachim Trier and brilliantly acted by his actors. I honestly don't know if I can even find anything wrong with the film. Everything from a technical standpoint seems perfect. To be honest though, it would be Read More
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Simon Killer

In Simon Killer, director Antonio Campos plays provocateur, giving us a protagonist who becomes so unlikable, so repulsive, you’re sure to leave the theater full of hatred and contempt for him. Campos’ film is thoroughly distressing, an exercise in discomfort that will be difficult to embrace for most, much like his first film, Afterschool. However, Read More