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    Review: The Drop

    Friday, September 12, 2014

    A viewing of The Drop prompted a repeat examination of Tom Hardy’s “one man” film from earlier this year: the unique and compelling Locke. Taken in tandem, it’s hard to think of two recent performances that have displayed such a stunning array of acting chops. In The Drop, Hardy plays Bob Saginowski, a skittish, deliberate, […]

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    Review: Roomiess

    Thursday, September 11, 2014

    Web series often fall into the trap of relying on a one-dimensional gimmick to entertain the viewer, hoping the short episode runtime will prevent the gag from becoming stale. Roomiess, on the other hand, does away with this stereotype, and goes for the simplicity of a single room, two characters, and great writing. Stu and […]

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    Review: Starred Up

    Sunday, September 7, 2014

    When it comes to an intensely raw portrayal of prison life, it would seem hard for any film to top Steven McQueen’s Hunger (2008). Startlingly, Starred Up submerges itself into even deeper territory. Weaving a father/son (they’re new prison mates) plot with starkly observed, uncanny realism, David Mackenzie’s film also includes three of the year’s […]

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    Review: Trip to Italy

    Friday, August 29, 2014

    British comics Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan share an amusing penchant for performing incessant spot-on impressions in The Trip To Italy. In Michael Winterbottom’s sequel to 2011′s The Trip, the semi-fictional pair have the enviable task to take an all-expenses-paid excursion along Italy’s Liguria and Amalfi coast. Their mission: write a few reviews of high-end […]

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    Review: When The Game Stands Tall

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    Family values, family values. It’s not whether you win or lose but how you play the game. There’s no “I” in team. The wording of these bromides is changed slightly but they come thick and heavy in When The Game Stands Tall. Jim Caviezel plays high school coach Bob Ladoucer whose team at De La […]

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