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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 (Hunger) Game Well-Played: MOCKINGJAY PART 2 Film Review

By at March 29, 2016 | 10:32 pm | 1 Comments

A (Hunger) Game Well-Played: MOCKINGJAY PART 2 Film Review

3.5 / 5 stars In the three short years since the first big-screen episode of The Hunger Games, the young adult genre saw two notable events: A spate of lesser – and less popular – YA film series surfaced, and The Hunger Games became the category's surprisingly solid standout. What began with a passable, mild by-the-numbers opening entry from director Gary Ross more...

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Oscar Check: THE REVENANT Film Review

By at February 12, 2016 | 2:27 pm | 0 Comment

Oscar Check: THE REVENANT Film Review

2.5 / 5 stars I imagine that somewhere across the Rocky Mountains, Leonardo DiCaprio’s titular character in The Revenant is still trudging through ice and snow, face and lips chapped to a crisp, grunting in pain and whispering his demand for revenge. The key word there is still. Because director Alejandro Iñárritu – a man who must love the critic’s word 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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