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Franco Files: THE DISASTER ARTIST Film Review

By at December 9, 2017 | 3:15 pm | 0 Comment

Franco Files: THE DISASTER ARTIST Film Review

4.5 / 5 stars It makes sense that James Franco, an actor known for the occasional eccentric act, would make a movie about a guy who practically defines eccentricity. That guy is Tommy Wiseau, a curiosity whose indescribably awful 2003 film, The Room, has turned infamy to fame, and turned Franco into Wiseau—at least for 100 onscreen minutes. And just about every more...

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Disney’s Brilliant Casting for Live-Action THE LION KING

By at November 2, 2017 | 6:19 am | 0 Comment

When you cast a film as skillfully as Disney has for Jon Favreau's live-action version of The Lion King, you announce it like this: #TheLionKing. 2019.  pic.twitter.com/rSDPkE6nWk— Walt Disney Studios (@DisneyStudios) November 1, 2017 Credit Favreau's success with complicated VFX mega-movies—from Iron Man to The Jungle Book—casting director more...

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Sunshine State of Mind: THE FLORIDA PROJECT Film Review

By at October 24, 2017 | 10:10 am | 0 Comment

Sunshine State of Mind: THE FLORIDA PROJECT Film Review

4.5 / 5 stars It takes a few moments to get acclimated to the beginning of The Florida Project, moments that are both confusing and utterly delightful. The camera angles are low. The dialogue is loud and unintelligible. There’s some sort of excitement going on, but we’re not sure why. This is how street-savvy DIY filmmaker Sean Baker introduces a group of grade more...

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Now on Netflix: THE FOUNDER

By at August 28, 2017 | 9:51 pm | 0 Comment

Now on Netflix: THE FOUNDER

4.5 / 5 stars Although the Weinstein Company chose to release their story of McDonald’s mastermind Ray Kroc during the annual winter freeze, that time in January and February when studios dump their lesser films, this profound biopic is far from a lesser film. The story of Kroc’s obsession with his piece of the American pie—or his fistful of fries, in this more...

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