Author Archive: Caress Thirus

Caress is a grad student from Chicago who has a deep fascination with film. Her love for movies began as an undergraduate at Roosevelt University, where her teacher suggested she write a movie review. Caress' favorite genres include indie dramas, foreign films, experimental films, and psychological thrillers. When she's not watching movies, Caress enjoys writing, photography, travel, fashion and music.

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The Snowtown Murders

The Snowtown Murders

| March 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Not many things are as twisted, disturbing, and debilitating as murder. The Snowtown Murders chronicles the case of the same name. From 1992-1999, John Bunting and his crew lived on the low and took the lives of nearly a dozen men in Australia, all of which Bunting disliked for a personal reason. Though grisly and […]

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Ranchero

Ranchero

| February 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

They say that the grass is always greener on the other side. That’s what Jesse Torres (Roger Gutierrez) thinks. There are consequences to growing up in a small town. It gets very lonely. After the death of his parents, Jesse leaves the little ranch in north California that he grew up on in pursuit of […]

The Marriage Chronicles

The Marriage Chronicles

| February 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s no secret that a solid marriage is hard to find these days. What exactly does it take to prove that a marriage is long-term material? Dr. Jailen Masters (Jazmin Lewis) is a marriage counselor who goes the extra mile to help her clients. Every year, she welcomes three ailing couples into her home for […]

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The Whistleblower

The Whistleblower

| February 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Rachel Wiesz shines as Kathryn Bolkovac in Larysa Kondracki’s The Whistleblower. Based on a true story, the film follows a scandal involving international cops in post-war Bosnia. Bolkovac, a recently-divorced mother and cop looking to transfer from her police station in Nebraska, is given the opportunity to transfer to Bosnia in order to help clean […]

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Monday Morning

Monday Morning

| February 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

The homeless are often viewed as no more than the decay of modern society. They roam the streets of urban areas, dirty and disheveled, begging for whatever spare change well-to-do citizens can spare as they rush along. It’s Christmastime in Minneapolis, and Thomas Bach (Victor Browne) no doubt has big plans for his winter vacation. […]

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New Tricks – Series 6

New Tricks – Series 6

| February 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sandra, Brian, Jack, and Gerry are back for the sixth season of New Tricks. Brian has finally agreed, for the sake of keeping his beloved Esther, to check himself into an intervention center and face his alcoholism. But when he discovers mysterious secrets about the place, he is joined by his fellow cold case workers […]

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If I Sang A Silly Song…

If I Sang A Silly Song…

| February 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Anniversaries are meant to be celebrated, and twenty years after the birth of VeggieTales, Larry, Bob, and the rest of the crew put together the ultimate celebration: a countdown of the best silly songs! Picked by the fans and set up like a telethon, the countdown takes place in the VeggieTales Theater where all the […]

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The 2012 Oscar Nominees: Short Films

The 2012 Oscar Nominees: Short Films

| February 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

One of my favorite parts of the Oscars is a lesser known category, and one to which people are often oblivious: the shorts section. Short films are delicious little tidbits from the film world that can tickle the fancy of anyone, from hard-nosed movie critics to children in all parts of the world. There are […]

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Z

Z

| January 18, 2012

Being a successful filmmaker means more than having expensive equipment and making a ton of movies. The movies have to be good (or at least bring in enough money to count as a job – that’s another story). That being said, Z (2011) does neither. The film boasts the subtitle “Soft Yogurt. Hard Action,” and […]

Best Films of 2011: My Picks

Best Films of 2011: My Picks

| January 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Surprise was the feeling I left the movie theater with most often in 2011. Filmmakers are getting smarter: they know what critics look for, and they know that audiences just aren’t impressed by throwing the hottest actors together in a movie with a few one liners or explosions. Here are the films that shut up […]

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