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Why Amour Deserved a Best Picture Oscar Nomination

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2013 | 9:41 AM

Waking up drenched in your own piss has got to be one of the most unbearable ways of being reminded that you're too old to take care of yourself anymore. It's humiliating, yet a flagrant depiction of the most unromanticized reality that defines Michael Haneke's Amour.

Amour is, yes, a...

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REVIEW: 'The Impossible'

(1) Comments | Posted January 4, 2013 | 9:16 AM

9.2/10

The Impossible may be the best movie of the year. It is haunting, poignant and true. The Impossible captures the story of the thousands of people in Thailand who suffered through the 2004 tsunami. The film follows the incredible survival story of a woman named Maria's family. But what...

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REVIEW: 'You Can Count On Me'

(1) Comments | Posted September 23, 2012 | 1:43 AM

6.7/10

You can count on the adorable kid. Really, those cheeks could win a cuteness award. But, in all seriousness, You Can Count On Me has more depth than the cutesy maxim of a title.

When a brother (Mark Ruffalo) returns home to snag...

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REVIEW: 'Broadway Danny Rose'

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2012 | 10:22 AM

Broadway Danny Rose brings one word to mind: Agita! The amount of times this song is played or sang in the film is in the double digits. That said, it is extremely catchy and absurd enough to compliment the rising action of such an ingeniously bizarre plotline.

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REVIEW: 'Woody Allen: A Documentary,' Episode 1

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2012 | 10:08 AM

9/10

"The world would be poorer a number of great one-liners." That is Woody Allen's only comment concerning how his lack of existence would affect society -- a comment that is one of many which help make episode one of Robert B. Weide's film series, Woody Allen: A Documentary, so...

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REVIEW: 'My Week With Marilyn'

(0) Comments | Posted July 17, 2012 | 10:13 AM

Man do I love Meryl Streep, but this is the first time I think I'll ever admit that she was not the one robbed of this year's Academy Award for Best Actress. In My Week with Marilyn, Michelle Williams is Marilyn Monroe. It is one of those rare performances where...

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REVIEW: 'The Secret Life Of Words'

(0) Comments | Posted July 13, 2012 | 9:40 AM

The Secret Life of Words is the kind of movie that I used to dub a "grandparents film" -- no, no, I'm not talking about Gone with the Wind, It Happened One Night or anything else with Clark Gable, for that matter. I'm talking about the raw independent film that...

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The Narrows Review

(0) Comments | Posted July 5, 2012 | 10:17 AM

6.4/10

François Velle's The Narrows is another classic coming-of-age tale that sort of resembles The Departed, but with a more idealistic twist. The story follows a Brooklyn boy stuck in the narrows of the Italian community "mafia life," while simultaneously trying to pave a path for himself as a photographer...

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Brokeback Mountain: The Egalitarian Power of Love

(7) Comments | Posted June 22, 2012 | 9:46 AM

Rating: 9.3/10

This is a film that has been sitting on my shelf for years; a film that I have been meaning to watch but have never gotten around to it. Well, I finally watched it, and it was a masterpiece. To try to evaluate it alongside the plethora of...

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