mother! – Mommy and Daddy are Fighting!
Sep22

mother! – Mommy and Daddy are Fighting!

MOMMY AND DADDY ARE FIGHTING! Darren Aronovsky’s mother! Says This is Seriously Fucked Up Films have always tried to show us our fears and comment on what is threatening to the world; the good ones usually do it with veiled, nuanced archetypal drama, while the bad ones are called horror movies. Okay, I’m sorry. That was a lousy joke and I think a very bad beginning to this article. Let’s try again. When the going gets weird, the weird...

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Mr. Church (Review)
Sep16

Mr. Church (Review)

What value is put on an emotional response? I suppose it depends on the viewer and their level of cynicism. Go to Rotten Tomatoes and check out the critical rating of Bruce Beresford’s drama Mr. Church. The general consensus is that the decades-spanning story of a devoted cook and his magical effects on a sad family was loaded with racial tropes, cliches and predictable tear jerking. If we’re being cynical and checking off...

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Review: Magic in the Moonlight (2014)
Jul24

Review: Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT Emma Stone, Colin Firth, Hamish Linklater, Marcia Gay Harden, Jacki Weaver, Erica Leerhsen, Simon McBurney, Antonia Clarke, Jeremy Shamos, Erick Lantin, Valérie Beaulieu SCR/DIR: Woody Allen MPAA: Rated PG-13 for a brief suggestive comment, and smoking throughout Sony Pictures Classics by Steve Wagner Ever since his 1978 O. Henry Award winning short story The Kugelmass Episode, Woody Allen has been playing with...

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Monsters University (Review)
Jun19

Monsters University (Review)

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (6/21/13; Comedy, Animated; 3D) Voices: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Joel Murray, Sean Hayes, Dave Foley, Peter Sohn, Charlie Day, Frank Oz, Helen Mirren, Alfred Molina, Nathan Fillion, Aubrey Plaza, Tyler Labine, John Krasinski, Bonnie Hunt, Bobby Moynihan, Julia Sweeney, Beth Behrs, John Ratzenberger SCR: Daniel Gerson, Robert L. Baird, Dan Scanlon DIR: Dan Scanlon 1 hour 42 mins MPAA: G...

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