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California Dreamin: LA LA LAND Film Review

By at December 14, 2016 | 10:56 pm | 0 Comment

California Dreamin: LA LA LAND Film Review

4 / 5 stars You don’t have to be a sentimental fool to appreciate La La Land, but it sure does help. Damien Chazelle’s follow-up to Whiplash is quite fond of sentimentality and, for the most part, so are its characters. If you approach this spirited alt-take on the Hollywood musical with a skip in your step and a song in your heart, you’ll find a piece of 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 Top 10 Films of 2014 and Where to Find Them

By at December 30, 2014 | 11:29 pm | 3 Comments

The Top 10 Films of 2014 and Where to Find Them

Here’s the greatest thing about the best films of 2014: You can see many of them right now across a variety of home video options, including Netflix. That tells me any number of these facts is true: 1. A higher-quality selection of films played throughout the year, instead of being stacked up in December like planes at O’Hare. 2. Films that have been released in more...

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