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Crazy Stupid Love

Crazy Stupid Love

| July 31, 2011

The infamous, multi-layered, twist-happy, dramedy/love story buoyed onto the screen by an all star (read: bankable) cast is a formula that often falls flat (for your viewing displeasure: Garry Marshall’s Valentine’s Day – yikes). Crazy Stupid Love is lucky to be armed with a sparkly ensemble cast whom, as a unit, possesses a severe knack […]

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The Greatest

The Greatest

| April 14, 2010

Films that center upon the nature of the grieving process are often quite tricky to balance out. After all, who wants to spend a couple of hours feeling the pain and suffering that accompanies a sudden death? Such is the challenge of a film like The Greatest (written and directed by fledgling filmmaker Shana Feste). […]

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Date Night

Date Night

| April 13, 2010

Date Night is like a slice of apple pie in movie form in that it delivers what is promised, nothing more and nothing less. Tina Fey and Steve Carell have come to be known for delivering a nicely packaged comedy, and neither ever disappoint in this genre (The 40-Yearold Virgin and Baby Mama being two […]

The Runaways

The Runaways

| April 6, 2010

The Runaways (directed and written by Floria Sigismondi) is a satisfying film (based on Cherie Currie’s book) about girls and rock n’ roll, that is worth seeing for the outstanding performances, if not for a less than riveting sequence of events. A troubled teen by the name of Cherie Currie (Dakota Fanning) finds a home […]

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A Single Man

A Single Man

| March 24, 2010

George Falconer has reached the end. Blank letterhead, with his name in calligraphy spelled across the top, sits perfectly still atop his desk, held down by a paperweight in the form of a handgun. The memo is blank and so is Mr. Falconer’s future. His future has been pinned down, also, by the weight of […]

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Remember Me

Remember Me

| March 16, 2010

Life has a beginning, a middle, and an end. Remember Me is a story about how to make it through the middle, while dealing with the aftermath of facing the inevitable ending of the lives of those we love. This middle part becomes all the more challenging when those we love are taken far too […]

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Two Lovers

Two Lovers

| March 10, 2009

A love story set in Brooklyn, NY spins a very familiar tale of a woman who loves a man, who loves another woman, who loves another man, who appears to love his wife. Of course, none of the assembled characters love each other, and isn’t that a story we have heard once or twice before? […]

He’s Just Not That Into You

He’s Just Not That Into You

| February 7, 2009

The rights to a well-known and droll self-help book about dating. Check. Equally popular and capable cast. Check. Well placed 80’s pop songs. Check. Release date on or close to February 14th. Check. Produced by Drew Barrymore and Flower Films, well known for a string of romantic comedy touchdowns. Check. Onslaught of promotional appearances and […]

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Revolutionary Road

Revolutionary Road

| January 28, 2009

‘Flawless’ is a word often misused, perhaps overused, and very rarely is it an accurate description of anything. However, Sam Mendes’ Revolutionary Road, a crisp, raw, heart-wrenching glimpse inside a broken and breaking marriage, is just that – without a single flaw. This gem of a film is quite stunningly acted by each of an […]

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Lars and the Real Girl

Lars and the Real Girl

| April 17, 2008 | 0 Comments

What’s wrong with a grown man with a life sized doll on his arm as he attends church? Absolutely nothing–that is, if you live in the small town depicted in Lars and the Real Girl. Call me crazy, but if I were to encounter a man who believed a blow up doll, complete with suggestively […]

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