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Why You Should Drop Everything To See 'Room'

This post has taken a while because, while it’s good to write a review fresh, some films demand that you sit with them for a bit to let the dust of your new post-that-film life settle. 501 more words


There’s a lot to be said about #OscarsSoWhite this year, and I don’t want to repeat what’s already been eloquently written.

Here’s what I want to contribute: a list of movies from 2015 that  229 more words

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Crecer es desencantar: Brooklyn (2015)

Quiero empezar dejando algo muy en claro: no me gustan las películas de amor.

Es algo que me supera. No puedo entretenerme con una película romántica porque siempre ocurre una de tres opciones: a) me deprimo ante la felicidad de los protagonistas, repitiendo el slogan “eso nunca me va a pasar a mí”, b) encuentro mil pequeños gestos machistas de parte de los realizadores que me provocan absoluta rabia o c) me deprimo y lloro al ver la vida trágica de los protagonistas si uno de los dos se muere. 872 more words


Audacious production sunk by poor writing, editing decisions

And for his followup to last year’s Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and should-have-been Best Actor winner, the astounding Birdman, acclaimed director Alejandro G. Iñárritu takes his crew to the northern edges of the world in the Western Canadian wilds to bring the viewer what feels like two and a half hours of Leonardo DiCaprio limping. 1,258 more words

Spoil-Free Reviews: The Hateful Eight

So I settled down in AFI Silver’s almost too hard and too authentic 1920’s era movie house seats.  Some bald guy named Todd or Jeff or something like that steps out to the podium on the stage to tell everyone about the bar that will be open during intermission.  1,045 more words

Catherine Zeta Jones in Traffic (2000)

Catherine Zeta Jones’ career was only beginning to take off when she starred as part of Steven Soderberg’s stunning ensemble film about America’s ‘War on Drugs.’ She stars as a pregnant, wealthy housewife, whose husband is arrested in front of her and her child. 268 more words


Film Review: Steve Jobs

It’s no secret Steve Jobs was a complicated and enigmatic man. Since his death in 2011, there have been two films made about his life. … 1,236 more words

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