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REVIEW: Mama

Another curious entry into “January”-quality Hollywood horror fare, Mama dabbles in complex themes of motherhood but ultimately falls short on purpose and long on Visual Effects accompanied by auditory thrills. After a businessman named Jeffrey kills his wife and colleagues, … Continue reading

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Suspense and the Sound of a Mission in Zero Dark Thirty

Time has gotten away from me and this blog over the past few weeks, thus I’ve had a hard time updating as much as I’d like. My review of Les Miserables is forthcoming (I didn’t love it), but for now … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Zero Dark Thirty

For all the talk of torture, accuracy, and gut-wrenching portrayal, little has been said about what specifically intrigues the world about the already highly-praised Zero Dark Thirty. Could it be it’s arm’s length approach to a realistic event? Perhaps it’s … Continue reading

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Intense New Zero Dark Thirty Clip

The only knock I’ve heard so far about Zero Dark Thirty is that it’s cold, emotionless, and machine-like. Those qualities – whether accurately described or not – are precisely what I’ve learned to admire so much about Kathryn Bigelow’s previous … Continue reading

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OSCAR FORECAST: Best Supporting Actress 2013

Best Supporting Actress Predictions (10-12-12): Amy Adams, The Master Anne Hathaway, The Dark Knight Rises (or Les Misérables) Helen Hunt, The Sessions Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty Sally Field, Lincoln Best Supporting Actress Notes: If I had my way, Nicole Kidman … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Lawless

John Hillcoat has carved out a place in contemporary cinema that speaks to a bygone era where manhood and violence was a product of meditative poetry. Every straight-forward gush of blood in The Proposition or cold, desperate murder in The … Continue reading

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Best Supporting Actress Predictions

Current Predictions (09-29-11): Octavia Spencer, The Help Jessica Chastain, The Help Sandra Bullock, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Naomi Watts, J. Edgar Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids A weak crop of candidates could keep this race suspenseful or it could allow a … Continue reading

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