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Mary and Max: Witty Claymation Championing Good Mental Health

Mary and Max carries on our series of revisiting rubbish old movie reviews we did in order to spruce them up a bit! This stop motion (claymation) Australian film from 2009 is witty, funny, moving, poignant, and has a big old dollop of dark humour in there, too. 615 more words


Nobody's Fool

1994’s ‘Nobody’s Fool is something of a late tour de force for then-near-septuagenarian Paul Newman. In his youth he played major roles in legendary films like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Hustler, The Sting, The Color of Money, and Cool Hand Luke. 555 more words


ABC Film Challenge - Oscar Nomination - S - Scent of a Woman (1992)

Director: Martin Brest

Writer: Bo Goldman (Screenplay) Giovanni Arpino (Novel)

Starring: Al Pacino, Chris O’Donnell, James Rebhorn, Gabriele Anwar, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Richard Benture, Bradley Whitford… 607 more words


7 Unusual St-Valentine Films: Punch Drunk Love (USA, 2002)

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In Punch-Drunk Love, Adam Sandler plays a troubled young man on the verge of a nervous break down, constantly confronted by his seven sisters. 95 more words

Contemporary Cinema

Punch-Drunk Love

Barry Egan  (Adam Sandler) is a lonely awkward business man who works for a company that sells plungers. He is skittish,  spooked by loud noises, constantly wears the same outfit and is really uncomfortable with any kind of change. 559 more words

Movie Reviews

Looking back at... Magnolia

Boogie Nights was not a box office success but the critical adulation and Oscar nominations for Julianne Moore and Burt Reynolds, along with a best screenplay nomination for Anderson had been brought attention and acclaim to the mid-20s Anderson. 916 more words


Amazon Week: Capote

Capote is from 2006, so I think it might be stretching the throwback brand a little bit. But still this film is so incredibly good and I think eleven years is sufficiently old enough to qualify. 388 more words