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'The Zookeeper's Wife' Film Review

Grade: A

‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’ looks like Oscar bait. It has an Oscar-nominated actress in the lead role, a compelling score by composer Harry Gregson-Williams, emotional scenes where actors cry at the drop of a hat, and the words “Based on a true story”, but this is one of the few times where I can say that this attempt at being thought of during Oscar season really pays off. 318 more words

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Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

I remember wanting to see Hacksaw Ridge in theaters but not following through on my impulse. The film garnered some buzz towards the end of 2016 for a number of reasons, mainly due to its grisly depictions of warfare. 432 more words

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'Hillbilly Elegy' Is Going To Be A Movie, But It Shouldn't Be Your Definitive Guide To The Rural Poor


There are a lot of people in Appalachia and the Rust Belt without the prospect of a job or an optimistic feeling about the state of their future and the future of their children. 666 more words

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Cutting To The Chase: "Manchester By The Sea" (2016)

“This movie? It’s about a bunch of mopey assholes doing a lot of really boring shit and I didn’t like it at all, but I been seeing this chick who thinks it’s great, so I tell her, in terms of emotional stimulation and, uh, contextual conflagration, it’s, it’s…chock full of magic. But it’s shit.”

Bill Paxton

On the eve of the Academy Awards, a sad note, as popular character actor Bill Paxton passed away from complications after heart surgery at the age of 61. 89 more words

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The Oscars 2017 - my predictions

“One of the more noble things the Oscars can do is pay attention to movies no one knows about. Blockbusters don’t need much help.” –  Jeff Daniels 140 more words

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Gold Review

Well if this isn’t oscar bait I don’t know what is, an American dream true story, an Oscar-winning actor, and a strong supporting cast. A down on his luck prospector, Kenny Wells desperate for a break teams up with a similarly eager geologist and ends up in Indonesia, mining for uncharted gold. 530 more words

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