Movie Reviews

The Savages

Posted: January 20, 2008 at 5:53 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

This wonderful little film from Tamara Jenkins is a look at the guilt that surroundings putting a loved one in a nursing home surrounding a couple of characters that are right out of a Wes Anderson/Noah Baumbach film. While the sister/brother combo in this film isn’t as eccentric as some of the characters in those […]

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Zodiac: Directors Cut

Posted: January 18, 2008 at 1:04 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

David Fincher’s latest is a crime masterpiece and leads us on a history lesson through the obsessive lives these crimes forced these men into.Zodiac was sold as a creepy serial killer film filled with horror murders to the public, and while it does contain all of those aspects, there isn’t a murder after the first […]

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There Will Be Blood

Posted: January 15, 2008 at 9:24 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film is a masterpiece for the first 2/3 of the film but drags intermittently between some amazing scenes the rest of the way out, leaving it falling short of being the masterpiece it almost was.We start off in 1898 in a sun bleached desert watching Daniel Plainview, Daniel Day Lewis in […]

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Sunshine

Posted: January 14, 2008 at 9:20 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Danny Boyle’s newest genre to play in is this great piece of sci-fi cinema that feels very fresh and original, most of the time, and keeps the viewer engaged throughout.The crew of Icarus 2 is on a mission to reboot the sun which is dying and causing for a temperature decrease on Earth. The plan […]

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3:10 to Yuma

Posted: January 13, 2008 at 2:20 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

James Magnold’s new film is the first big studio western since Unforgiven, and along with The Assassination of Jesse James harkens a call for a return to this genre in cinema as long as it is taken seriously and in talented hands.Talent is abundant with the leads of Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, staring as […]

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The Orphanage

Posted: January 12, 2008 at 9:34 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Juan Antonio Bayona makes his feature film debut in this great little ghost story. Guillermo del Toro produces and throws his name on the film to try and get it some viewers based solely on his credentials but the reviews and word of mouth should be enough to sell this excellent suspense thriller.The film opens […]

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Year of the Dog

Posted: January 10, 2008 at 9:30 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Mike White adds director to his repertoire with this kind of heavy comedy that walks a fine line of being light hearted and fun, but is ultimately a very sad and tragic story. After having fairly good success with his writing career, White steps behind the camera for his latest script, and the results are […]

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Le Vie En Rose

Posted: January 7, 2008 at 11:43 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

This musical biopic does nothing terribly new for the genre, and at times is very stereotypical, contains a very good performance by Marion Cotillard as the lead Edith Paif, but the film is ultimately hampered by the fact that Piaf, even if she was an amazing singer, is an extremely unlikable person and very hard […]

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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Posted: January 7, 2008 at 10:28 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Julian Schnabel’s new film is an excellent piece of cinema that is both an incredible true story matched with a unique sense of storytelling, that you wouldn’t think would work as well as it does, that immerses you in the lead character of Bauby. We awake with Bauby and for the first 15 min or […]

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Margot at the Wedding

Posted: January 6, 2008 at 11:03 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Noah Baumbach’s follow up to 2005’s Squid and the Whale continues with that films dysfunctional family theme and it works just as splendidly for Margot as it did with fore mentioned film.Baumbach’s writing is just stellar with his off-beat sense of humor and a knack at finding hilarity in the awkwardness and uncomfortable settings the […]

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