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‘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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Discovering the power of forgiveness: ‘Philomena’

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fourstars

 

(2013 – Director: Stephen Frears   Cast: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan)

Philomena is a film based on true events that should make you want to scream, claw and push your way toward uncovering the truth. But it’s much more than that. It’s about two opposing perspectives on faith and forgiveness.

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Mini Movie Reviews

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Due to some blogging slackage here’s a hodgepodge of films that deserve more than what I’m giving them, but all I have time for. Read More…

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