Posts Tagged ‘Film’
 
 
 
 
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“The Bad Batch” Will Amaze Some And Frustrate Others

With the release of her second film, “The Bad Batch”, Ana Lily Amirpour has certainly carved out a niche for herself as a writer/director. Her films are beautifully shot, heavily symbolic, and incredibly ambiguous w...
 
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Movie
 

Review: “Sing Street”

  Anyone who has seen writer/director John Carney’s films “Once” or “Begin Again” should have a pretty good idea what he is about. He clearly loves (and has a good ear for) music. He also enjo...
 
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Throw Back Thursday Review of “Dragonslayer”

Written by: Hal Barwood and Matthew Robbins Directed by: Matthew Robbins Starring: Peter MacNicol, Caitlin Clarke, and Ralph Richardson By now, if you’ve read many of these TBT reviews, you have probably figured out that ...
 

 
Comedy
 

Throwback Thursday Review of “Time Bandits”

        Written by: Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam Directed by: Terry Gilliam Starring: Craig Warnock, John Cleese, Sean Connery, David Warner, Ian Holm, David Rappaport, Kenny Baker, Malcolm Dixon, Mike Ed...
 
 
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“Emelie” made me glad I don’t have kids that need babysitting

      Written by: Richard Raymond Harry Herbeck and Michael Thelin Directed by: Michael Thelin Starring: Sarah Bolger, Joshua Rush, Carly Adams, Thomas Bair, Chris Beetem, and Susan Pourfar Usually, when I hear t...
 
 
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“Dust Up” is weird, and wild, grindhouse fun

Written and directed by: Ward Roberts Starring: Amber Benson, Aaron Gaffey, Jeremiah Birkett, Devin Barry, Travis Betz, and Ezra Buzzington Distributed by: Breaking Glass Pictures Drexel Box films are one of the more unique fil...
 

 
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“400 Days” is a movie of a hundred plot holes and one horrible ending

Written and directed by: Matt Osterman Starring: Brandon Routh, Dane Cook, Caity Lotz, Ben Feldman, and Tom Cavanagh The premise for writer/director Matt Osterman’s film “400 Days” is an interesting one. Four ...
 
 
Action
 

The Assassin

Written by: Xing Pei (Short story), Hai-Meng Hsieh, Cheng Ah, T’ien-wen Chu, and Hsiao-Hsien Hou (Screenplay) Directed by: Hsiao-Hsien Hou Starring: Qi Shu, Chen Chang, and Fang-yi Sheu It is true what they say, my friend...
 
 
Drama
 

“Lamb” is beautifully shot, wonderfully acted, and deeply unsettling

Written by: Bonnie Nadzam (novel) and Ross Partridge (screenplay) Directed by: Ross Partridge Starring: Ross Partridge, Oona Laurence, Jess Weixler, Tom Bower, Scoot McNairy, and Lindsay Pulsipher David Lamb (Partridge), reelin...
 

 
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Michael’s top 10 movies of 2015

Every year, I write a “Top 10 of the year” list, and every year it is a maddening exercise. A lot of how much I enjoy a movie depends on factors from what kind of mood I am in to how pleasant was the setting in whic...