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‘Interstellar’: A rarity in today’s film world

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four_andhalfstars

 

(2014 – Director: Christopher Nolan   Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain)

I have problems with Interstellar. Several, actually. A few plot points, lack of character building, dialogue heavy with exposition, and a script that would, at times, expedite things simply to keep the plot moving. This is a film that’s easy to nitpick. It’s a hyped up intergalactic science fiction film – there are bound to be question marks. But by golly, Christopher Nolan just landed one of the most dynamic, emotional, and ambitious films I have ever seen.

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‘Gone Girl’ and its sadistic look at marriage

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four_andhalfstars

 

(2014 – Director: David Fincher   Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike)

On its surface, Gone Girl is little more than Lifetime TV Movie fluff. It’s a crime story. A whodunnit story. A story that Dateline does every week. In normal hands, at worst, it would have ended up being a very good mystery film. But under the guidance of a master director (David Fincher) and a capable cast, Gone Girl becomes a methodical epic with effective commentary on marriage, image, power, and tabloid media. Read More…

‘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…

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