Film Review

Mystic River (2003) – Clint Eastwood

What happens to men when they are faced with the stuff of nightmares? In this film horrific events of the past loom heavy over horrific events in the present. Dennis Lehane’s original novel, Mystic River, was a gut-wrenching book to read. It’s any parent’s worst nightmare in pages, providing for a dramatic screenplay of epic […]

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Triumph of the Will

Directed by Leni Riefenstahl Filmed in 1934, Triumph of the Will is a grand and artful film, while very much a terrifying spectacle. Considered by most to be a propaganda film capturing the grandeur of the Nazi Party rally in Nuremberg, serving to support recruitment and unite Germany under the Nazi regime. Initially the film […]

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2018 Oscar Nomination Snubs

Only a few nominations for so many outstanding achievements in film, and given film appreciation is so subjective, the politics and money influencing voting, some of our favourites are always left out.  For me, the nominations this year are fairly predictable, and while there were some well deserved nominations for people who still suffer as […]

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Phantom Thread (2017) Paul Thomas Anderson

I really loved this film. I do love clothes and fashion, so I may be biased about this one. I am sure you have judged by the trailers that this is not your garden variety love story. With P.T. Anderson you should be prepared to experience something different, something peculiar. The film started out with […]

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Happy End

Directed by Michael Haneke, Starring Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz and Toby Jones Happy End? Unhappy End? I don’t think these people know the difference. This is a horribly blasé snapshot of the lives of privileged, miserable people. At times the story is told from a distance and you are left trying to guess […]

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The Disaster Artist

Directed by James Franco, starring James Franco, Dave Franco, Arie Graynor, Seth Rogan and Alison Brie If you were going to tackle bringing The Disaster Artist to life on screen you would need to be a match for Tommy Wiseau particularly as it pertains to ambition and fearlessness. James Franco is about the most fearless […]

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