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‘Boyhood': A cinematic marvel

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four_andhalfstars

 

(2014 – Director: Richard Linklater   Cast: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke)

Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is a film that makes you fall in love with movies again. It’s a marvel unlike any other and will surely be remembered for decades to come. Read More…

The underwhelming moral story of ‘The Immigrant’

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three_andhalfstars

 

(2014 – Director: James Gray   Cast: Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner)

James Gray’s newest film, The Immigrant, is a solemn story that enjoys a good sulk. It’s redemption lies in its capable cast and visionary director. Read More…

‘The Grandmaster': A stunning, yet dull, epic

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three_andhalfstars

 

(2013 – Director: Wong Kar Wai   Cast: Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Ziyi Zhang)

Wong Kar Wai’s newest epic, The Grandmaster, is a drop-dead gorgeous movie that is full of unrealized ambition.

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The battle against fear: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

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fourstars

 

(2014 – Director: Matt Reeves   Cast: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke)

What has always made the Apes franchise so interesting is its commentary on what it is that makes us human and what it is that makes us animal. While Rise of the Planet of the Apes touched on those issues mostly from a human perspective, Dawn puts the ape first, reversing our perspective, and blurs all lines between the two species.

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