Reviews

Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

How do you make an on-screen romance between a man and a blow-up doll interesting? You do it with openness, faith, a touch of comedy and with Ryan Gosling playing the lead. There’s no easy way to explain the plot of Lars and the Real Girl, without sounding like a rambling idiot. I can’t imagine what […]

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Recent Movies, Reviews

La La Land (2017) 

After just five minutes into La La Land, I was certain that I was going to hate it. The large ensemble number, titled “Another Day in the Sun” opens the film, with numerous people jumping out of their cars, singing and dancing on a busy L.A freeway.  I normally keep my distance from musicals, but I decided to give La […]

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Recent Movies, Reviews

The Lobster (2016): An Absurdist Love Story

The Lobster is exactly the type of film that would never get made in Hollywood. It’s disturbingly funny and totally off-beat. I’ve always been drawn to obscure films and I’m more than happy to sit through their head-scratching weirdness. And The Lobster is very strange from start to finish. It’s an absurdist comedy-drama set in an alternative future, or […]

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Reviews

Stuck in Love (2012): Bad Title But Good Film

Director: Josh Boone Stars: Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connolly, Lilly Collins, Logan Lerman. The feeble title of Josh Boone’s indie romantic-comedy will be enough to turn a lot of people’s heads the other way, but Stuck in Love is a charming story about a family of writers, who experience the different shades of love. Novelist Bill Borgens (Greg Kinnear), […]

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Reviews

Freeheld (2015)

Director: Peter Sollett Stars: Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Steve Carrell In a time where equal LBGT rights have come so far, Peter Sollett’s Freeheld, should have been a more substantial film. It suffers from one-dimensional characters and a lifeless narrative, which undermine the film’s good intentions. The film is based on the real-life story of Laurel Hester and […]

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Reviews

Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)

Directors: Glenn Farcia, John Requa Stars: Steve Carrell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore Steve Carrell stars as Carl Weaver, a middle-aged man who learns that his wife (Julianne Moore), wants a divorce after fifteen years of marriage. Shocked and heart-broken, Carl finds himself alone but eager to meet his next match. He starts spending his nights at a […]

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Cult Classics, Reviews

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004)

Director: Michael Gondry Stars: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Tom Wilkinson In my eyes, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is one of the greatest films of all time. Just as Joel Barrish (Jim Carrey) does so, a part of me wishes I could wipe my own memories so I could watch this masterful film without knowing […]

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