• Posts Tagged ‘2011’

    Starbuck, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (22/10)

    by  • 1/10/2012 • film • 0 Comments

    STARBUCK – This is really quite a fun film. Funny, charming, and very well acted. I don’t quite understand why public would be so disgusted by the anonymous Starbuck – it isn’t as if HE was behind all the babies. Shouldn’t the blame be placed on the fertility clinic in this case? Maybe it’s a […]

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    Another Earth, Lethal Weapon, Hobo With A Shotgun (14/7)

    by  • 1/7/2012 • film • 0 Comments

    ANOTHER EARTH – This reminds me a little bit of MELANCHOLIA – where there’s a huge astronomical event that is going to change (or destroy) the entire world, and yet, that’s not the primary point of the story. We have, instead, a story about choices, about destiny versus free will. Rhoda Williams (Marling) has made […]

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    Keyhole, Edwin Boyd (11/6)

    by  • 1/6/2012 • film • 0 Comments

    KEYHOLE – This is one of those films that’s surely better than I think it is. It moves between comedically bizarre and impenetrably obtuse. Guy Maddin is great, funny, and charming and it was nice that he was there for the screening… but the film just feels pretentious, forced, arty for art’s sake. Like a […]

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    Monsieur Lazhar (9/5)

    by  • 1/5/2012 • film • 0 Comments

    MONSIEUR LAZHAR – It’s a story of loss; everyone in the film has lost something important in one way or another. Mr. Lazhar (Fellag) sees an opportunity to reconnect with what he’s lost, even if he needs to break the rule to get there. The end justifies the means for both him and his students.

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    The Debt (8/4)

    by  • 1/4/2012 • film • 0 Comments

    THE DEBT – Mossad agents go undercover in 1960s East Berlin in pursuit of a Nazi war criminal. They investigate, identify, and capture Doctor Vogel (Christensen). During an escape attempt, the Doctor is shot and killed by Rachel (Mirren). That’s the story that they stick to for thirty years, until a hole starts to grow […]

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    Carnage (7/3)

    by  • 1/3/2012 • film • 0 Comments

    CARNAGE – Penelope (Foster) and Nancy (Winslet) go through some pretty impressive range in this film, from restrained politeness to raging. I don’t see nearly as much change in Michael (Reilly) and Alan (Waltz), though. Maybe they don’t feel the need to bottle their emotions and reactions in daily life as much as their wives […]

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    Hopscotch, Julia’s Eyes, Cedar Rapids (6/2)

    by  • 1/2/2012 • film • 0 Comments

    HOPSCOTCH – Miles Kendig (Matthau) decides that he’s had enough of the political bullshit from his clueless CIA minders. Rather than passively accept an assignment to a desk in the basement file room, Kendig has a more interesting idea – he’s going to write a book, and threaten to publish it. Naming names, he sends […]

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