Cinema Mishmash

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Crazy Heart

June 6th, 2010 · No Comments

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Tags: Drama · Musical · Rating · Romance

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

June 5th, 2010 · No Comments

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Tags: Director · Drama · Ensemble · Rating · Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Don’t Move

June 1st, 2010 · No Comments

Sergio Castellitto is a fine actor. And I mean fine in the sense of “superb,” rather than “passable.” He is excellent here as the deeply flawed central character, as is his co-star, an astoundingly unglamorous, often homely, Penelope Cruz. The two play rather unconventional lovers whose relationship is replayed in the mind of Castelitto’s [...]

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Tags: Drama · Foreign Language · Review · Romance

Game 6

May 31st, 2010 · 2 Comments

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Tags: Comedy · Drama · Rating

The Blind Side

May 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Alright, I’ll admit it. I enjoyed this film a lot more that I expected. Yes, there are parts of it that are patronizing (many caused from playing the younger brother for laughs), and the story is too saccharine for my tastes. But there are worse films one could imagine being offered on a long flight. [...]

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Tags: Biographical · Capsule · Drama · Family · Popcorn

Together Again

May 29th, 2010 · No Comments

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Tags: Comedy · Review · Romance

Theodora Goes Wild

May 28th, 2010 · No Comments

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Tags: Comedy · Rating · Romance

Nine

May 17th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Fergie is pretty great. That’s something I’d never have imagined being in a position to say. As a cinema lover, though, there’s a lot more going for Nine than just Fergie. But none was as big of a surprise to me as she – and the choreography of her number, “Be Italian,” with its direct [...]

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Tags: Capsule · Drama · Ensemble · Musical · Romance

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

May 17th, 2010 · No Comments

The biggest reason for the smile on my face when I think about this film is that I cannot, for the life of me, explain why it is as good as it is. Like its central character (played by an actor I often don’t care much for), this film is an absolute train wreck. And [...]

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Tags: Action/Adventure · Capsule · Crime/Noir · Director

Chaplin

May 14th, 2010 · 1 Comment

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Tags: Biographical · Comedy · Drama · Ensemble · Rating · Romance

The Taking of Pelham 123

May 13th, 2010 · No Comments

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Tags: Crime/Noir · Popcorn · Rating · Thriller

What Time Is It There?

May 12th, 2010 · No Comments

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Tags: Director · Drama · Foreign Language · Rating

The Best of Downy

May 11th, 2010 · No Comments

Robert Downy Jr. will be honored by the Gene Siskel Film Center at its upcoming gala on June 19. In anticipation for that event, I had a look over the broad range of roles the actor has amassed so far in his career. The order isn’t an attempt to quantify or rank the performances or [...]

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Tags: List

New Moon

May 11th, 2010 · No Comments

Yes, I want these three hours of my life back. What’s that you say? It was only two hours and ten minutes? Well, that’s still about two hours longer than the story could sustain. You know what they say: when you try to pile teen angst onto an incredibly anemic script, you can . . [...]

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Tags: Capsule · Drama · Romance · Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Shall We Kiss?

May 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Of the many French movies I have seen in the last decade, Shall We Kiss? is, without a doubt, the most French.

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Tags: Capsule · Comedy · Drama · Foreign Language · Romance