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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

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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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Just One of the Guys: THE BACHELOR WEEKEND Film Review

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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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Perfect Peckinpah: The Quirky Queue CROSS OF IRON Film Review

By at June 2, 2014 | 10:43 pm | 0 Comment

Perfect Peckinpah: The Quirky Queue CROSS OF IRON Film Review

5 / 5 stars I began The Quirky Queue in an effort to share with film fans some of the more cultish, odd and just plain bizarre movies, and to reignite interest in the forgotten and unique. This month’s pick, Sam Peckinpah’s Cross of Iron, falls into the latter categories. Largely ignored in a filmography that includes the masterwork revisionist western The Wild more...

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