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Sherlock Holmes 2: A Game of Shadows

Posted by Web Manager on January 1, 2012

Guy Ritchie 2011

Uncle’s observations were more salient than mine: 1. there are indeed many moments in the film when it seems certain the two leads will make out. 2. the smartest joke is Watson as the first person in the history of automobiles to drunkenly exclaim “I’ll drive!”

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The Life and Death of Peter Sellers

Posted by Web Manager on November 29, 2011

Stephen Hopkins 2004

Filmic flourishes abound as Geoffery Rush identifies with Peter Sellers identifying with Chance the Gardener from Jerzy Kosinski’s book, BEING THERE.

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Posted by Web Manager on November 29, 2011

Tomas Alfredson 2011

A good looking Cold War British spy thriller (so it has a lot going for it) but the critics who loved it for being so sharp either are  much smarter than me or have read the book.  I wasn’t sure WTF was going on.

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Another Year

Posted by Web Manager on November 18, 2011

Mike Leigh 2010

The title says it all.

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Unknown

Posted by Web Manager on May 18, 2011

Jaume Collet-Serra 2011

Liam Neeson loses his identity while on a business trip to Europe. His wife pretends not to know him – but why? By the time you find out you won’t really care. Despite having all the standard ingredients of a good thriller, UNKNOWN is better left unseen.

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Sexy Beast

Posted by Web Manager on May 15, 2011

Jonathan Glazer 2000

I wish more movies were like this.  Confident and interesting and beautiful and surprising and funny.  And Ben Kingsley’s rants are the stuff of legends.

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Meeting People is Easy

Posted by Web Manager on May 30, 2010

Grant Gee 1998

Why does everyone go on and on about this Radiohead documentary?  I love Radiohead, but lets be honest, MEETING PEOPLE is a total pain in the ass.

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Images

Posted by Web Manager on May 23, 2010

Robert Altman 1972

I had been on a major hot streak of seeing awesome movies that I loved, when MADELEINE slowed me down and IMAGES stopped me dead in my tracks.  But I ain’t mad at you, Robert Altman – you were one of my favorite all time directors and you’re entitled to go off the deep end from time to time.  IMAGES is about a woman on the verge of a schizophrenic breakdown; it employs several filmmaking techniques to explore the idea of conflicting realities and the onset of madness. The ideas are all good, but the whole thing didn’t really come together for me, mainly because I didn’t connect to any of the characters – least of all to Cathryn the heroine of the story.

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Madeleine

Posted by Web Manager on May 23, 2010

David Lean 1950

A would-be typical story about a young Scottish woman who falls in love with a French dandy beneath her social status is made much more interesting (finally, after a very long setup) by a deceptive plot twist and quite a few unanswered questions. The trial at the end of the film is especially powerful for the way in which it presents the prosecution and defense in nearly equally convincing lights. I also really liked the scene in the country where the villagers dance with joy and abandon unknown to the heroine or presumably those in her class.

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Fish Tank

Posted by Web Manager on May 6, 2010

Andrea Arnold 2009

I liked it as much as I can remember liking anything in a while.  Very natural and fluid, not just in terms of the camera and style, but also the story.  The director is a rare kind of storyteller who leads you somewhere without making you feel like you’re being led or like the story was written specifically to take you where she wanted you to go.  I mean the story feels like it is happening of its own accord, without contrivance or dishonesty. The acting received much deserved adulation, not only for the breakout lead but also for the support. I loved the complexity of the relationships.  And there’s a scene at the end with that rare kind of filmic BANG impact that makes me love love love movies.

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