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‘Battle of the Sexes’: Current Volleys

By on October 14, 2018

Reading Time: 1 minuteDirectors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris opened the movie with a Fox logo from the 70s, just to ensure you steeped right in to the zeitgeist of that decade. Basing their movie off an incredible tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in real life, the directors kept the sets entertaining and light. […]

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‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’: Soars and Scars

By on October 6, 2018

Reading Time: 1 minuteAdapting Ken Kesey’s novel by the same name (the author refusing to watch the movie at all), director Miloš Forman directed a movie that soared and yet scarred you. Injecting the goings-on inside an Oregon psch hospital with hopelessness and adding flashes of hope, the movie isn’t an easy watch. And yet it’s hypnotically classic, dragging […]

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‘Rabbit Hole’: Enduring Loss

By on September 25, 2018

Reading Time: 1 minuteBased on his play by the same name, writer David Lindsay-Abaire teamed up with director John Cameron Mitchell to create a heartbreaking and devastating account of a couple who’re run over by an unthinkable tragedy. Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart shone in the darkness, their performances touching and infuriatingly human at the same time. In […]

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Sarah’s Key: A Harrowing, Hypnotic Experience

By on August 29, 2018

Reading Time: 1 minuteDirector Gilles Paquet-Brenner takes Tatiana De Rosnay’s novel and brings onscreen a harrowing and hypnotic experience that begins in Paris, 1942, and then melds into 2010. What starts as a regular shifting into an apartment in the current times opens the closet for a horror in the past that continues to haunt the conscience of […]

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Stone (2010)

By on August 24, 2018

Reading Time: 1 minuteDirector John Curran and writer Angus MacLachlan set out to create a dark, noirish thriller. And it certainly works up to a point. And then mysteriously, they introduce the voice of God and Stone rapidly deteriorates into a pretentious, dense, and unfathomable mess. At this point even the mighty Robert De Niro and Edward Norton along […]

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