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Screen Screams: ‘The Devils’

It’s that time of the year again. The month of October is upon us. So to celebrate, we at Full Circle Cinema put together another curated, month-long series with Screen Screams. This year, we will be checking our clocks as we wait in anticipation for the forbidden delight we call “the midnight movie”. And with […]

Screen Screams: ‘The Devils’ Review

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Nashville Film Festival 2021: “Spencer”

Photo by Pablo Larraín ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 5 out of 5. Everyone wants to be wealthy, live in a palace and be part of a royal family. Indeed, there’s financial independence but it’s the freedom that is often lost. Because every move of the royal family members will be under scrutiny, highly publicized and photographed by […]

Nashville Film Festival 2021: “Spencer”
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Benediction

Benediction is the story of English poet, writer and soldier Siegfried Sassoon. He was decorated for bravery on the Western Front, and went on to become one of the leading poets of the First World War. His poetry vividly described the horrors of the trenches while satirizing the patriotic pretensions that Sassoon believed were responsible for a fueling […]

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TIFF 2021: “The Electrical Life of Louis Wain”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 4 out of 5. A true artist never connects with the real world. In fact, he/she creates one’s own where all others can join in to admire the brilliance of their craft. Louis Wain (Benedict Cumberbatch) is extremely talented. He is qualified to do all sorts of jobs, if he wishes to. His […]

TIFF 2021: “The Electrical Life of Louis Wain”
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‘Impeachment: American Crime Story’

American Crime Story is back with its third season after three years off the air. While it previously had tackled murderous subject matter, it has now gone into politics. Impeachment: American Crime Story tells the story of how the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky scandal came to be and what followed. Based on the subject matter and […]

‘Impeachment: American Crime Story’ Ep. 1 Review

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Val (2021)

Title – Val (2021)  Director – Ting Poo & Leo Scott (feature debuts)  Cast – Val Kilmer, Jack Kilmer  Plot – An exploration of the life and times of Val Kilmer, utilizing countless hours of footage the ailing performer shot across his journey as both an upcoming actor and one of the hottest stars in Hollywood.  […]

Film Review – Val (2021)
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Worth

How much is a human life worth? As a philosophical question, it’s emotionally fraught and almost unbearable to contemplate. Can you put a dollar amount on a life? You can, actually. Uncomfortably. And people have. They do it all the time. You may even know how much yours is worth in the event of your […]

Worth

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Greatest of the High Brow: Beethoven vs Mozart

This could be the greatest high brow movie battle of all time, pitting Roger Ebert’s favorite movie against the most decorated movie of the 80s. Amadeus was released in 1984 to critical praise and is the fictional biography of Mozart, the famous composer, and his story shares a lot in common with Ebert’s favorite movie, […]

Greatest of the High Brow: Beethoven vs Mozart
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“Georgetown” (2021)

Christoph Waltz stars in and makes his directorial debut with “Georgetown”, a too-crazy-to-be-true crime drama that’s actually based on an true story. Well, sort of. The film is written by screenwriter David Auburn and is taken from a 2012 New York Times Magazine article by Franklin Foer titled “The Worst Marriage in Georgetown”. I haven’t […]

REVIEW: “Georgetown” (2021)
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Frost/Nixon (2008)

Featured on SLICEOFLIFE.COM Genre: Historical/Biographical Forget Rocky vs. Creed, Luke vs. Vader, or Batman vs. Joker. These cinematic duels rely more on testosterone than wit, and, sometimes, wit throws the stronger punch. Take the notorious interview between President Nixon and David Frost, for instance. There are no boxing […]

2021 Movie Draft: Frost/Nixon
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Bonnie and Clyde

Part of the purpose of the Blind Spot series is to challenge myself to watch classic films outside of my comfort zone. These are usually films I’ve heard great things about but have been hesitant to watch for one reason or another. 1967’s Bonnie and Clyde definitely fall into that description. A landmark of its […]

Blind Spot 65: Bonnie and Clyde
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Movie Review: Walken vs Monsanto, “Percy vs. Goliath”

Truth be told, Christopher Walken has always worn his pants grandpa-high, his hats a little out-of-date. And he’s always grown a mean goatee, even in his silvery “legend of the cinema” years. So it’s no stretch thinking of him as a grandfatherly Saskatchewan canola farmer getting his back up when pushed around by Big Ag […]

Movie Review: Walken vs Monsanto, “Percy vs. Goliath”
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The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021)

The struggle against the government. So as you can probably guess, this is about Billie Holiday (Andra Day). The feds don’t like her singing her song “Strange Fruit” since it’s about lynching. You can’t arrest someone for singing a song, so they try to bring her down for drug addiction. This is her story. Now, […]

Silencing a Song – The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021)
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The MIDNIGHT express (1978)

This movie most probably the most irritating movie in history for my nation. The movie, midnight Express is 1978 drama film based on Bill Hayes’s non-fictional book released in 1977, directed by Alan Parker and written by Oliver Stone who wrote the screenplay of this movie after he came back from Vietnam.  The movie tells […]

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First glance: “Percy vs Goliath” (2021)

Fresh off of his 78th birthday, screen legend Christopher Walken is still working and has a new movie on the way. “Percy vs Goliath” is a biographical drama that actually came out in Canada late last year. Now, ahead of its upcoming US premiere, the film has dropped a new trailer and Walken fans have […]

First glance: “Percy vs Goliath” (2021)
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Movie Preview: “City of Lies”

This Johnny Depp thriller/police procedural was in the can long before Depp’s career imploded with allegations of physical abuse of his ex-wife Amber Heard. This March 19 (April 9 on VOD) story about the cops, what they knew and what they didn’t reveal about the two rappers’ shootings also stars Oscar winner Forest Whitaker, Glenn […]

Movie Preview: The Biggie/Tupac Murders movie — “City of Lies” — finally is headed our way
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REVIEW: “Stan & Ollie”

In the States it seems like “Stan & Ollie” came and went with barely a peep. Yes John C. Reilly earned a Golden Globe nomination and the film received a warm reception from critics, but otherwise it’s a film that got no real attention. I don’t remember it hitting any theater around me and the […]

REVIEW: “Stan & Ollie”
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I Am a Revolutionary – Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)

You can’t murder a revolution. So this is about Bill O’Neal (Lakeith Stanfield). He becomes a Black Panther and starts to get close to the Party Chairman Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya). There is just one secret: Bill O’Neal is working with the FBI. Now, I was very much looking forward to this. Judas and the […]

I Am a Revolutionary – Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)
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Son of the South (2021) Review

AN INFORMATIVE, YET A MIDDLING FILM   Over the years, the dramatic efforts of biopic endeavors have been something of a cinematic fascination with Hollywood, finding filmmaking talents both in front and behind the camera flocking to be a part of these theatrical motion pictures. While the idea of creating a biographical feature film about […]

Son of the South (2021) Review

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