Film

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1′ focuses on world building in lieu of weak plot

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1′ focuses on world building in lieu of weak plot

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

There is not too much in the way of plot in Mockingjay as the film mostly follows Katniss as she learns to be the symbol for the resistance

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‘Theory of Everything’ is a brilliant story about love in the face of hardship

‘Theory of Everything’ is a brilliant story about love in the face of hardship

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

At the bare bones, “The Theory of Everything” is simply a love story between a physically inhibited but brilliant man and the woman who loved him and faithfully cared for him throughout his illness. But just how far does love go when faced with such a hardship?

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Christopher Nolan shoots for the Oscars with ‘Interstellar’

Christopher Nolan shoots for the Oscars with ‘Interstellar’

| November 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

While Christopher Nolan is no stranger to large scale films and borderline fantasy or sci-fi concepts, nothing in his filmography to date matches the scale or ambition that Interstellar brings with it. With a stellar cast and serviceable marketing campaign, it appears as if Nolan is making his first real attempt at awards season attention with this space epic.

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‘Big Hero 6′ showcases a big heart amidst a weakness of a formulaic story

‘Big Hero 6′ showcases a big heart amidst a weakness of a formulaic story

| November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Big Hero 6” is a visual delight to watch from the very beginning, introducing a playful world full of imagination and wonder.

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‘Nightcrawler’ creeps into theaters, but leaves some thrills to be desired

‘Nightcrawler’ creeps into theaters, but leaves some thrills to be desired

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Just in time for Halloween, Jake Gyllenhaal’s latest film, “Nightcrawler” creeps on to the screen this weekend

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“Birdman” glides effortlessly with wonderful performances and unique approach

“Birdman” glides effortlessly with wonderful performances and unique approach

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

By harnessing this rawness and finding a way to combine the advantages and rawness of theatre in a cinematic medium, “Birdman” provides a very realistic and unforgiving outlook on human nature that will stick with audiences until well after the credits fade.

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Renner shines in political thriller ‘Kill the Messenger’

Renner shines in political thriller ‘Kill the Messenger’

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Kill the Messenger” won’t necessitate a trip to the theater anytime soon but fans of political or journalistic dramas or thrillers will be mostly pleased after spending an evening with this film.

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Unsaintly ‘St. Vincent’ will make you laugh & cry

Unsaintly ‘St. Vincent’ will make you laugh & cry

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you’ve ever heard one of those viral Internet stories about Bill Murray crashing some friend’s party or just being an all-around awesome dude, you might already be thinking of the timeless actor as a bit of a saint. However, in “St. Vincent,” Bill Murray’s character is probably the furthest thing you can imagine from a saint.

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‘Men, Women & Children’ connects in a world of disconnectedness

‘Men, Women & Children’ connects in a world of disconnectedness

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

While “The Social Network” proved to feature plenty of analog human interaction, the joke of a film that fringed on that social barrenness was left dangling as a concept. Director Jason Reitman pleasurably plucks the idea and crafts a wonderful, sobering and thought provoking ensemble piece analyzing how social media and modern technology affects human relationships for both the better and worse.

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‘The Judge’ delivers strong performances amidst a delightful, but cliché-ridden story

‘The Judge’ delivers strong performances amidst a delightful, but cliché-ridden story

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Unfortunately the film forgot the golden rule that while a poor cast and crew can ruin a good script, not even a great one can do much to elevate a mediocre script.

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