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Stories from the (Un) Funny Farm: SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK Film Review

By at April 30, 2013 | 9:37 pm | 5 Comments

Stories from the (Un) Funny Farm: SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK Film Review

3.5 / 5 stars There’s no logical reason why Golden Globe voters categorized Silver Linings Playbook as a comedy during the 2012 awards season. Even at its most effective and appealing, David O. Russell’s tale of psychiatrically troubled souls doesn’t have much to laugh at. Mental illness, painful loss, obsessive gambling... This clearly ain’t What About Bob? more...

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Golden Statues Playbook: A Film Critic’s Review of the 2013 Oscar Nominations

By at January 10, 2013 | 11:57 pm | 2 Comments

Golden Statues Playbook: A Film Critic’s Review of the 2013 Oscar Nominations

That ongoing rumble you hear throughout the movie world is not the thunder of war or uprising (as you might hear in, say, Argo, Les Misérables, Lincoln or Zero Dark Thirty). It's the chatter of cinema fans going on about the nominations for the 85th Academy Awards, primarily lamenting that voters often replace courage with convenience. And while we prefer not to align more...

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