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An enticing exploration of time and space in "Interstellar"

Early in the Fall season of 2014, Batman director Christopher Nolan dazzled fans once again with his adventurous, thought-provoking space saga, Interstellar. The near three hour film was hailed for its technical work as well as mesmerising story that captivated many, making it one of the highest grossing films of the year. 953 more words

Drama

John M. Chu Does Action Better Than Christopher Nolan

Yeah, I didn’t believe it either, till began to think of Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies, starting with The Dark Knight Rises backward, and John M. Chu’s… 101 more words

My Two Cents

BLOCKBUSTER V INDEPENDENT FILM: DAWN OF THE SNOB

It’s not old news for blockbusters to be snubbed or passed off in favour of more “compelling” independent dramas. It can be said that blockbusters lack originality and only rely upon setting up or continuing franchises, as opposed to creating original works. 639 more words

The Movies We Loved in 2014 -- By Friends of the Blog

We don’t tune into awards shows to be told what the best movie is. That’s not why they’re so popular. We tune in to disagree, to do it with friends and family around us, because the real show that night is what’s happening in front of the TV – it’s your arguments for and against the choices being made. 5,016 more words

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Roy Sexton (Reel Roy Reviews) reblogged this on Reel Roy Reviews and commented:

Proud to be in such esteemed company! Thanks, Gabriel, for including me! Here's my contribution - be sure to read the complete blog post at Gabriel's site ...

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Nightcrawler by Roy Sexton The movies this year that spoke to me at the most instinctive and visceral levels all seem to focus on people living in the margins, people faced with a world that chews them up and spits them out, people who won’t go down without a fight. Bad Words, Foxcatcher, Whiplash, Still Alice, and Nightcrawler all still resonate with me for these reasons – I was immersed in those five cinematic, corrosive worlds and I can’t (won’t) shake them off. Perhaps this reflects a midlife dyspepsia on my part, but these films captured my feelings toward a culture that seems more combative by the minute. In a strange way, they gave me hope – that there are others (the respective filmmakers) who view things as I do. As individuals, we are all one bad day away from utter collapse, but a kind word, a career opportunity, a tough life lesson, a toxic moment might save our souls, while still damning us to hell. Of these five films, Nightcrawler haunts me most. Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo are dynamite as two sides of the same Horatio Alger coin. Americans can be opportunistic and relentless to a fault, but the film never writes these characters off as sick parasites. We are them, and they are us. Bathed in noir blue light, Gyllenhaal’s predatory hustle is a fractured fairy tale of the American Dream as it exists today. Everyone wants to be an American Idol, a Snooki, a Kardashian. We don’t like admitting it, but we want to be something, to be remembered, perhaps at any cost. Nightcrawler is a cinematic allegory for the ages – of the lengths we can go to survive and thrive – giving us the antihero our troubled times deserve.

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Roy Sexton is a theatre actor and movie critic based out of Ann Arbor, MI. He writes witty, insightful film reviews at Reel Roy Reviews, you can check out his books, and he is closely involved with The Penny Seats theatre company.

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The Dark Knight - Classics

Following the steps of what he started in ‘Batman Begins’, Nolan delivers a modern classic that changed the perception of Batman and ‘superhero’ movies forever. 1,154 more words

Films

Chobani Cherry Pie Yogurt Bars {The Prestige}

{The Prestige}

Now that the Academy Awards (or Christmas, whatever you prefer to call it) has finally ended, I want to share with you some of my favorite films and recipes. 895 more words

Home Cook

El tiempo es la respuesta

La ley de Murphy no significa que algo malo vaya a pasar. Significa que lo que sea que pueda pasar, pasará. Al menos, esto es lo que Cooper, ex astronauta y piloto, dice a su pequeña hija llamada Murphy. 449 more words

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