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  • LIFE
    23 2017 March

    Film Review: LIFE

    LIFE Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare, Olga Dihovichnaya Directed by Daniel Espinosa Written by Rheet Reese and Paul Wernick Produced by David Ellison, Bonnie Curtis, Julie Lynn Cinematography by...

  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
    17 2017 March

    Film Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

    BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Starring Emma Watson, Kevin Kline, Emma Thompson, Ian McKellen, Stanley Tucci, Ewan McGregor, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Dan Stevens, Audra McDonald Directed by Bill Condon Written by Stephen Chbosky and Evan...

  • KONG SKULL ISLAND
    10 2017 March

    Film Review: KONG: SKULL ISLAND

    KONG: SKULL ISLAND Starring Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston, Toby Kebbell, John Ortiz, John C. Reilly, Corey Hawkins Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts Screenplay by Dan Gilroy, Max Borenstein and Derek Connolly...

  • GET OUT
    03 2017 March

    Film Review Capsule: FRIDAY MARCH 3

    FILM REVIEW CAPSULE: FRIDAY MARCH 3 The weekend of March 3-5, 2017, offers filmgoers some interesting films to consider, choose and see—or not see—in the theaters:  the recommended, surprisingly effective, touching, charming and emotional comedy-drama-romance...

  • CINEMA AUDIENCE
    02 2017 March

    Film capsule reviews, for posting on Friday, March 3, 2017

    “TABLE 19,” “LOGAN,” “GET OUT”   “Table 19,” “Logan,” “Get Out” By Matt Neufeld The Washington Film Institute March 1, 2017   The weekend of March 3-5, 2017, offers filmgoers some interesting films to consider, choose and see—or...

  • CUREFORWELLNESS
    18 2017 February

    Film Review: A CURE FOR WELLNESS

    A CURE FOR WELLNESS Starring Dane DeHaan, Mia Goth, Jason Isaacs Directed by Gore Verbinski Written by Justin Haythe Story by Justin Haythe and Gore Verbinski Produced by Arnon Milchan, Gore Verbinski, David Crockett Cinematography...

Film Review: LIFE OF PI

November 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

LIFE OF PI Director: Ang Lee Writer: David Magee (screenplay); Yann Martel (novel) Cast: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Gerard Depardieu, Adil Hussain, Tabu, Ayush Tandon Nobody reading Yann Martel would have imagined that his Booker...

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Film Review: SKYFALL

November 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

[email_link] “Skyfall,” the 23rd film in the Broccoli-family-produced James Bond series, is an intelligent, entertaining, suspenseful, dramatic and, overall, excellent return to form for the enduring 50-year-old series (celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, 2012),...

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Film Review: CLOUD ATLAS

October 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

In my not-so-humble opinion—don’t even waste your time going to see the muddled, befuddled, confusing, disjointed, at times embarrassingly bad “Cloud Atlas,” an ambitious, but ultimately unsuccessful and disappointing, $100 million flop from the Wachowski...

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Film Review: LOOPER

October 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

People–fans and filmmakers and writers alike–never tire of time-travel stories–and it’s not too difficult to understand this particular area of interest. With seemingly infinite stories to tell and a continually fascinating basic premise at the...

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Savages

Film Review: SAVAGES

June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

SAVAGES Director: Oliver StoneWriters: Don Winslow, Shane Salerno, Oliver StoneCast: Aaron Johnson, Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, John Travolta, Salma Hayek, Benicio del Toro Savages, based on Don Winslow’s savvy potboiler on pot-peddling turf wars, revives...

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THE DEBT

Film Review: THE DEBT

August 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

THE DEBT Director: John Madden This film was produced in 2010, and although seen at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Washington DC Jewish Film Festival, is now to be released August 31, 2011....

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