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Film View: “005 Jumpers”

Film View: “005 Jumpers”

WARNING: LANGUAGE (worthy of George Carlin) A good tagline for ‘005 Jumpers’: “One way or another, Paul is getting Cody off the roof.” If comedy noir with blasting Englishmen, a young gay male, suicide, life confessions, and celebrating the 4th of July with bombs bursting in air (fireworks), this is just the short film for […]

By September 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
In Memory of Wes Craven (1939 – 2015)

In Memory of Wes Craven (1939 – 2015)

From Dreams to Horrific Reality: Wes Craven’s Vision “Wes Craven was a pioneer. For most he is known as the creator of 1984’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” which birthed the horror movie icon Freddy Krueger…He created “Scream” — which influenced future filmmakers…Mr. Craven died on August 30, 2015, at the age of 76, leaving…a […]

By September 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Film View: Umkhungo (The Gift)

Film View: Umkhungo (The Gift)

The setting is in the slums of Hillbrow, an overpopulated urban area of inner city Johannesburg, Umkhungo (The Gift) tells the story of Themba, a young boy shrouded since birth by paranormal events; which disturbed certain members of the family, who were than beyond cruel to the young boy; most say he was haunted by […]

By September 7, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Film Review – Kingsman: The Secret Service

Film Review – Kingsman: The Secret Service

Kingsman: The Secret Service, based upon a comic book, is directed by Matthew Vaughn (X-Men First Class). The film tells the story of a secret spy organization. At the beginning, a group of Kingsman are on a mission. It was a huge failure. We jump ahead 17 years. Time to recruit a new member. Harry […]

Film View: “A Better Tomorrow”

Film View: “A Better Tomorrow”

“A Better Tomorrow” is a short film taking place in a future world, where water is in limited supply. Everyday the young and old most retrieve their daily ration of water. They are only able to receive a small amount. Sometimes barely filling a half gallon plastic bottle. Shin, one of our hero’s, his sister […]

Film Review: BiRDMAN or (THE UNEXPECTED ViRTUE OF iGNORANCE)

Film Review: BiRDMAN or (THE UNEXPECTED ViRTUE OF iGNORANCE)

Magic realism. Flights of Fantasy. A career lost as a superhero. An attempt is being made too actualize his status as an actor by using a Broadway stage. A play written, acted in, and directed by our former superhero, The Birdman, Riggan [Michael Keaton]; based on the Raymond Carver story, “What We Talk About When […]

Film Review: Maps To The Stars

Film Review: Maps To The Stars

“Maps To the Stars” is ‘viciously delicious.’ David Cronenberg, the director of two films I really enjoyed, “eXistenZ” and “The Dangerous Method,” put together the most unusual film in “Maps To the Stars.” It takes place behind the closed doors of Hollywood, showing the weird, bizarre, strangeness of an odd assortment of people interconnected to […]

Film Review: “Bandits”

Film Review: “Bandits”

“Bandits” is a film determined to be clever and whimsical and an admitted comedy. It also contains moments of pathos, suspense and insight. It supports all of these. Once Cate Blanchett joins the film, it begins bubbling up all over the place. The love triangle never develops. It’s more of a romantic comedy than any […]

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