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Enchanted April…A Breath of Fresh Air!

Enchanted April…A Breath of Fresh Air!

| May 16, 2009

Enchanted April is the charming tale of four women vacationing in Italy on holiday. The film’s warm, charming feel is enough to make you feel like you are on holiday. While it could be dubbed a “chick flick”, Enchanted April provides a bit of light entertainment for all audiences. Initially, I was skeptical of the […]

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Erin’s Best & Worst Films of 2005

Erin’s Best & Worst Films of 2005

| January 21, 2006

The Best of 2005 1. Pride & Prejudice One of the most pleasant surprises of the year, it is a heartfelt adaptation that touches you yet manages not to become saccharine and annoying. It’s perfection really–the way movies were meant to be made. Keira Knightley is perfect as the clever and independent Lizzie Bennett, and […]

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Cheaper by the Dozen 2

Cheaper by the Dozen 2

| December 27, 2005

It’s not that I’m not a fan of slapstick family comedies; when done well, I think this genre can excel beyond its expected capabilities, such as in the case with the time-honored classic A Christmas Story. That movie is genius – it combines the holiday film with family comedy, and succeeds admirably. Cheaper by the […]

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Rent

Rent

| November 25, 2005

RENT is a musical that tells the story of a group of friends living in poverty and with AIDS in the early 90’s in New York City. I have spent much of the past few months apprehensively anticipating this movie. RENT is my favorite musical, and I was afraid of Chris Columbus’ (Stepmom, Harry Potter […]

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

| November 13, 2005

If you are at all familiar with the work of Jane Austen, then you are probably established with her novel Pride and Prejudice. If not, it centers around Ms. Lizzie Bennett, and her four sisters, all of which are out in society and single. Her older sister Jane seems to be the only of the […]

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The Chumscrubber

The Chumscrubber

| August 17, 2005

Starring such greats as Glenn Close, Ralph Fiennes, Carrie-Ann Moss, Rita Wilson, Allison Janney, and Jason Isaacs, and with a young adult cast that is equally impressive in talent – Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot, Undertow, Dear Wendy), Camille Belle (The Ballad of Jack and Rose), Justin Chatwin (War of the Worlds), and Lou Taylor Pucci […]

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2046

2046

| August 8, 2005

This is yet another film I’m biased toward, as Wong Kar Wai is one of my favorite directors. As the sequel to one of my favorite films, In the Mood for Love, 2046 again proves Wong as one of the best contemporary filmmakers. We pick up with Tony Leung Chiu Wai’s character, Mr. Chow, being […]

The Ballad of Jack and Rose

The Ballad of Jack and Rose

| April 1, 2005

Jack (Day-Lewis) and Rose (Camilla Belle) are a father and daughter, living on an old commune on an island off the east coast. They are almost entirely in isolation–Rose has never had any friends her age, has barely had contact with any people besides her father, a situation which leads their co-dependency to defy the […]

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Closer

Closer

| December 5, 2004

Directed by the wonderful Mike Nichols (The Graduate, Angels in America), and based on the play by Patrick Marber (who thankfully also wrote the screenplay), Closer is a heart-wrenching tale of love, deceit, revenge, and betrayal. Although this kind of thing can get old (as was the case with a film that came out earlier […]

After Midnight

After Midnight

| December 1, 2004

Almost any film would automatically be worth watching if it were set in the amazingly gorgeous Mole Antonelliana the Museum of Cinema in Turin, Italy–but After Midnight surpasses all expectations. Written, directed, and produced by Davide Ferrario, it centers on a love triangle between a woman named Amanda (Francesca Inaudi) who hates her job, her […]

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