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Tall Tales: HIGH-RISE Film Review

By at May 12, 2016 | 10:13 pm | 1 Comments

Tall Tales: HIGH-RISE Film Review

3 / 5 stars What better place to witness the de-evolution of man than a 1970s luxury apartment building? That’s the surreal premise of High-Rise, director Ben Wheatley’s legitimately wild adaptation of the novel from cult writer J.G. Ballard (The guy who wrote Crash. No, not that one. This one, the David Cronenberg classic.) High-Rise is a comic nightmare that more...

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A Fair Century: THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED Review

By at March 10, 2016 | 10:58 pm | 1 Comments

A Fair Century: THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED Review

3 / 5 stars If you’re one of those rare Oscar followers who feels compelled to search out every nominated film – not just the Best Picture nominees, but all honorees – I’ve got you covered with the most WTF title of the 2015 ceremony. In the Makeup & Hairstyling category (try to contain your excitement), lined up next to Mad Max: Fury Road and The Revenant, more...

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The Wizards of Wall Street: THE BIG SHORT Film Review

By at December 25, 2015 | 4:01 pm | 2 Comments

The Wizards of Wall Street: THE BIG SHORT Film Review

4.5 / 5 stars If you don’t think hard-hitting humor is appropriate for global economic disaster, consider The Big Short. According to the film, based on Michael Lewis’s book, the 2008 housing crisis / banking debacle was caused by such a powerful vortex of morons and cheats, you just have to laugh. Or scream. So the offbeat and exceptional choice of Adam McKay more...

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The Other Amy Schumer Show: TRAINWRECK Film Review

By at October 29, 2015 | 5:57 am | 0 Comment

The Other Amy Schumer Show: TRAINWRECK Film Review

3 / 5 stars By the time Trainwreck reaches its crowd-pleasing finale, you have to be thinking: Which scenes would I have cut from this film? This can be a common consideration when watching a movie directed by Judd Apatow, whose last four comedies all clock in at two-plus hours. Yes, Trainwreck is a celebratory showcase of It Girl Amy Schumer’s ample writing and more...

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