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Going, Gone, Gondry: MOOD INDIGO Film Review

By at July 28, 2014 | 11:34 pm | 0 Comment

Going, Gone, Gondry: MOOD INDIGO Film Review

3.5 / 5 stars The films that Michel Gondry is best known for, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Be Kind Rewind, may have magic in their margins but they possess true emotion at their center. No matter how ridiculous or fantastical, these two wonderful films are really about human connections, built, destroyed and sometimes erased. Mood Indigo, coming a decade more...

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Family Business: HAPPY CHRISTMAS Film Review

By at July 13, 2014 | 10:41 am | 0 Comment

Family Business: HAPPY CHRISTMAS Film Review

3.5 / 5 stars While continuing to write and direct his low-key films at an unusually rapid (sometimes unbelievable) pace, Joe Swanberg has managed something a little unexpected – he’s matured. As with many of his previous warts-and-all efforts, in Happy Christmas, the 32-year-old inserts an interloper into an established setting (Nights and Weekends, Uncle Kent, more...

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Bennett Miller, Biographies, and FOXCATCHER

By at July 7, 2014 | 9:19 pm | 0 Comment

Bennett Miller, Biographies, and FOXCATCHER

Bennett Miller knows reality. Although the filmmaker has just two feature-length movies under his belt, he's already exhibited a remarkable storytelling skill, an ability to tell based-in-truth events from just the right angle. The proof? Capote, starring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in some of the most unlikely casting of the last decade, and Moneyball, a winning more...

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Just One of the Guys: THE BACHELOR WEEKEND Film Review

By at June 3, 2014 | 10:31 pm | 0 Comment

Just One of the Guys: THE BACHELOR WEEKEND Film Review

3.5 / 5 stars When you think about bachelor parties in the movies, what comes to mind? Probably nights of raucous ribaldry, drink-drenched weekends with anonymous babes, the groom trapped on a hotel roof, maybe an unintended homicide. Well, times and masculinity have changed according to The Bachelor Weekend, first-timer John Butler’s irresistible Irish comedy, which more...

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