Drama

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)

In 1946, a London writer, Juliet (Lily James) exchanges letters with a Guernsey farmer, Dawsey (Michiel Huisman) and she begins to learn about what the islanders endured during World War II under German occupation. I read the book on which this film is based a while ago. I’m also (as of August 2020) a resident […]

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)
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Drama

In the Heights: An Extremely Fun Musical That Will Put a Smile on Your Face

Quick Thoughts: In the Heights is an absolute blast. It puts a smile on your face, and is proof that stage musicals can be successfully translated to the big screen.  Directed by Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians, Step Up 2: The Streets, Step Up 3D), In The Heights kicks off the summer season with […]

In the Heights: An Extremely Fun Musical That Will Put a Smile on Your Face
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Comedy

“Friends” Reunion Teaser Trailer & Release Date

Seventeen years ago the iconic sitcom, Friends, aired its last episode. Fans were delighted last year when it was announced there would be a reunion special to coincide with the launch of HBO Max. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, the release date kept being pushed back. Well good news fellow Friends fans! Earlier today the […]

“Friends” Reunion Teaser Trailer & Release Date
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Movie Reviews

Movie Review: “The Sleepless” and Lonely Strangers meet in Brooklyn’s Wee Hours

“The Sleepless” is drama and romance at its most elemental and charming — just two insomniacs, meeting and chatting on a long walk through the empty streets of Brooklyn at dawn. Sometimes cute, occasionally touching and generally charming, it won’t go down as one of the great “just a conversation” films. The dialogue doesn’t paint […]

Movie Review: “The Sleepless” and Lonely Strangers meet in Brooklyn’s Wee Hours
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Action

Friday Film Club: Baby Driver (2017) & Tramps (2016)

Hi folks and welcome to the The Friday Film Club where both myself and Elwood will be highlighting a film which we feel is worth checking out. At the same time we would love to hear your own selections whether you’re choosing to just name them in the comments section or join us in arguing […]

Friday Film Club: Baby Driver (2017) & Tramps (2016)
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Comedy

Farrelly: There’s Something About Mary (1998)

The Farrelly brothers arguably peaked with There’s Something About Mary, a caustic slice of anti-80s nostalgia that marked the precise moment when grossout comedy started to give way to cringe comedy. We start with a parody of the 80s fetish for the 50s – a bucolic neighbourhood, where Ted Stroehman, played by Ben Stiller, is […]

Farrelly: There’s Something About Mary (1998)

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Comedy

Éric Rohmer’s A TALE OF SPRINGTIME

I reviewed Éric Rohmer’s A TALE OF SPRINGTIME for Cinefile Chicago. A restored version opens for a virtual run at the Music Box Theatre today. Éric Rohmer’s A TALE OF WINTER (France)Available to rent through the Music Box Theatre hereA TALE OF WINTER is the second film that Éric Rohmer made in his “Tales of […]

Éric Rohmer’s A TALE OF SPRINGTIME
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Comedy

Golden Voices

Director Evgeny Ruman Staring Mariya Belkina, Vladimir Friedman, Evelin Hagoel Rated M Score 4/6 Victor and Raya Frenkel were the golden voices of the Soviet film dubbing for decades. All the western movies that reached Soviet screens were dubbed by them. In 1990, with the collapse of Soviet Union, the Frenkels decided to do Aliyah […]

Golden Voices
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Drama

Lyne: Indecent Proposal (1993)

Indecent Proposal was Adrian Lyne’s spiritual sequel to Fatal Attraction – and it’s a fascinating benchmark for how the erotic thriller had shifted in the previous six years. The genre moved so rapidly, and converged with the straight-to-video market so dramatically, that by 1993 it was already in its final throes – at least as […]

Lyne: Indecent Proposal (1993)
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Festivals&Academy

Movie Review – Beyond The Dream

Beyond The Dream Hong Kong (2019) Dir. Kiwi Chow “I thought love was only true in fairy tales / Meant for someone else, but not for me” This thing called love is a fantasy for some of us, yet, a condition exists which convinces people someone – a celebrity or somebody they know – is […]

Movie Review – Beyond The Dream
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Comedy

King: Sex and the City (2008)

In retrospect, the genuinely great moments of Sex and the City were very few and far between. At its core, the series provided an electrifying vision of female friendship and, on the rare occasions when it genuinely embraced that project, it stood in a league of its own. We saw it in the last minute […]

King: Sex and the City (2008)
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Drama

Netflixable? Teen Italians, in love and facing tragedy — “Caught by a Wave”

Young love is tested by illness and honesty issues in “Caught by a Wave,” a scenic Italian romance set against a sailing backdrop. The leads are pretty and the locales romantic, but the scenario is generic and the pacing funereal in this dry-eyed weeper of rehab and regattas. Sailing camp on the isle of Favignana […]

Netflixable? Teen Italians, in love and facing tragedy — “Caught by a Wave”
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Drama

SXSW 2021: “Ma Belle, My Beauty”

⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 3 out of 5. We always need someone who can encourage us to do things like write, sing, or study. Anything that can help us improve and get better. Or just uplift our mood so we can focus on the positive side of our life and be happier. Written and directed by Marion […]

SXSW 2021: “Ma Belle, My Beauty”
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Drama

Norway’s Best International Feature Oscar contender “Hope”

Love, and a terminal diagnosis. Andrea Bræin Hovig and Stellan Skarsgård co-star as “artist partners” put to the relationship test when she is diagnosed with cancer. “Hope” is a shortlisted Oscar contender, so a nomination would ensure it’d get some distribution in the US. Looks intriguing.

Movie Preview: Norway’s Best International Feature Oscar contender — “Hope”
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Drama

August 32nd on Earth (1998) Review – Car Crash, Model and Desert

I am not going to lie, yesterday I had no idea this movie existed or what was it about. But, as soon as I saw the name Denis Villeneuve, I knew I needed to watch this (without even knowing this is his feature movie debut!) just to see how the director behind movies like Prisoners […]

August 32nd on Earth (1998) Review – Car Crash, Model and Desert
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Comedy

My Valentine’s Day Pick: Date Night (2010)

Date Night dabbles in suburban marriage matters, police corruption, and the art of locking your front bumper to the front bumper of a New York taxi cab in the midst of a car chase. A crazy mixed bag in category and appeal, but with Steven Carell and Tina Fey doing the work, the result is […]

My Valentine’s Day Pick: Date Night (2010)
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Comedy

REVIEW: “Spontaneous” (2020)

A part of me would have loved to have been a fly on the wall when the crazy idea for “Spontaneous” was pitched to the studio heads. “It’s an adaptation of a book about high school students who inexplicably begin exploding in class. And I mean literally blowing up, spraying blood all over their classmates […]

REVIEW: “Spontaneous” (2020)
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Comedy

Long Story Short (2021)

Long Story Short (2021) Love … Blink and you’ll miss it. A romantic comedy that centers around a time anomaly may not be the most original idea to pursue. Indeed, audiences have seen the conceit in the classic film Groundhog Day (1993) and more recently in Richard Curtis’ About Time (2013), but Josh Lawson’s sophomore […]

Long Story Short (2021)
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