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130. (ii) Mary and Max (#177)

Hosted by Andrew Quinn and Darren Mooney, and this week with special guest Andy Hazel, The 250 is a (mostly) weekly trip through some of the best (and worst) movies ever made, as voted for by Internet Movie Database Users. 441 more words


Quick Film Guide - Jack Goes Boating (Philip Seymour Hoffman, 2010)

Jack Goes Boating
Directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s directorial debut came in 2010, and it was a big screen adaptation of a play he’d starred in during his first flirtation with the theatre – the melancholic story of a New York City limo driver and a funeral saleswoman. 135 more words


Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

A psychologically troubled novelty supplier is nudged towards a romance with an English woman, all the while being extorted by a phone-sex line run by a crooked mattress salesman, and purchasing stunning amounts of pudding. 83 more words

Twenty Years Later: The Style Influence of The Talented Mr. Ripley

Twenty years after it’s left theaters, we hear the the film The Talented Mr Ripley is being made into a TV show.  While we’re not exactly sure how this is going to play out and how you stretch a movie with a finite end into a multi-episode series, we’re going to use it as an excuse to share with you how much of an influence of Anthony MInghella’s film still is.    284 more words


Movie Review - "The Master" (2012)

I’m often hesistant to write a negative opinion on a critically-acclaimed art-house film such as “The Master,” since I fear that it would just come across as me not understanding the deep message of the movie and how I just don’t get it. 171 more words


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

Katniss and a team of rebels from District 13 prepare for the final battle that will decide the future of Panem. (IMDb)

A perfect continuation of the devastating commentary on war from Part 1: uneasy scenes of sinister battle plans and shady propaganda politics intertwine with suspenseful ones of terrifying, exhausting, fruitless warfare (see Katniss’ response to her brief captor) to lead to a fitting anti-climax; there is no joy in victory, only lingering suspicion and pain and further violence simmering beneath the surface (slightly cheesy final scene aside). 18 more words

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)

Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage. 93 more words