Tag: film review

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

| December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints is a film striving for poetry that despite its visual beauty falters because of the improbability of its love story and poor writing. Taking place in 1970s Texas it creates a moody atmosphere to tell the story of doomed lovers Bob Muldoon (Casey Affleck) and Ruth Guthrie (Rooney Mara). The story […]

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Behind the Scenes: Beasts of the Southern Wild

Behind the Scenes: Beasts of the Southern Wild

| August 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Directed by Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) is a film that lies somewhere between drama, fantasy and an epic poem. Set in the mythical Bathtub of southern Lousiana, this perpetually flooded bayou would seem realistically uninhabitable, yet in this story, a dedicated, determined (and destitute) few still call it home. A real […]

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Tinker Tailor  Soldier  Spy

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

| March 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

The first image of Gary Oldman’s portrayal of John Le Carre’s character of George Smiley, I was reminded of an owl. An owls eyes are very large, they are extremely stealthy and in most cultures, they are seen as a symbol of knowledge and wisdom. One of the biggest proponents of this as well is […]

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A Lonely Place to Die

A Lonely Place to Die

| March 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s always exciting to see places that you’ve rarely (if ever) seen before in a film, and before the opening credits of A Lonely Place to Die are done rolling, the audience has already been given a gorgeous introduction to the Scottish highlands. And before the credits even start rolling, we’ve had an uncomfortable look […]

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Savage Sisters

Savage Sisters

| March 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Produced for American International Pictures (AIP), Savage Sisters came about during the period of the 1970s in which countless American exploitation pictures were being produced in the Philippines in order to simultaneously cut production costs and increase production value. (You can learn more about this trend in Filipino genre filmmaking in Mark Hartley’s 2010 documentary, […]

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Battle Royale: The Complete Collection

Battle Royale: The Complete Collection

| March 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Throw out your Region 3 imports and your Korean bootlegs. On March 20, Kinji Fukasaku’s Battle Royale at last receives a proper North American release from Anchor Bay Entertainment. Available in a DVD or a 3-disc Blu-ray plus bonus DVD version, this four disc set collects both the Theatrical and Director’s Cuts of Battle Royale […]

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Sidewalls

Sidewalls

| March 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

For the skeptics, Sidewalls proves that it is possible for a romantic movie to be both philosophical and adorable. Martin and Mariana live in the same building in Buenos Aires, a budding city that becomes more and more bustling as technology increases and human interactions fade away. The two have a lot in common; both […]

Making the Boys

Making the Boys

| November 30, 2011

For the full review, visit our sister site Go Over the Rainbow. Celebrated playwright and television writer, Mart Crowley survives to tell his artistic struggle leading up to the making of his best known work, The Boys in the Band, produced for the stage by Richard Barr (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf) and directed by […]

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