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Film View: The Talk

Film View: The Talk

WARNING: Not for young children unless you want an awkward talk with them. “There comes a time in every parent’s life when the harsh reality hits — their child is growing up. And with that realization comes an event, a moment, faced with fear and trepidation, when said parent takes time from their busy day […]

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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 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 […]

Film View: ‘Left to Your Own Devices’

Film View: ‘Left to Your Own Devices’

Imagine someone breaking into your home. Now imagine what they might find. Is there anything you would rather they not see? What kind of privacy to you prefer and enjoy? Well, the short film you are about to see opens the doorway to some vital questions you might ask. How do I feel about personal […]

Film Review: “State and Main”

Film Review: “State and Main”

“That’s a lie, it’s a gift for fiction.” David Mamet directed “State and Main,” a comedy about a film company that arrives in Waterford, Vt., escaping New Hampshire for a variety of reasons, the cover story being the town was lacking an old mill for location shots, but the more accurate reason for the sudden […]

Film Review: “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”

Film Review: “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”

Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (Scarlett Johansson), two young Americans spend the summer in Spain. Their first adventure is meeting the passionate artist Juan Antonio (Javier Bardem). He has romance overflowing in his blood. He approaches them while they are enjoying a conversation surrounded by the warm ambiance of a Barcelona restaurant. Vicky makes the […]

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