True Grit – mini review

I picked up True Grit from the local library DVD shelf yesterday. After a promising start (the cinematography is excellent) I realized that this otherwise great film is undermined by a silly dialogue. One reviewer called it “amusingly idiosyncratic” but I just found it stupid. About half of the time all of the English language […]

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Correction… some might have noticed that I pulled a mini-review of the cliche ridden Mission Impossible

Correction… some might have noticed that I pulled a mini-review of the cliche ridden Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol soon after posting it. That’s because the bad guy was Swedish, not Russian as I’d said. I guess by the time he’d entered the film I was already falling asleep. I still think it was a borderline […]

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Super 8… Stupor 8?

Yes, I saw it. And although I’m glad I did, Super 8 turned out to be a bit boring and disappointing. The young actors were good, sometimes great (except for one who really didn’t cut it). And come to think of it, most of the adult lead actors were above average too. But oh, what […]

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Review – Secrets (DVD)

Title: Secrets Genre: Drama Language: English Production Company: Knight Productions Secrets is all about relationships, ambiguity and the loss of innocence. Something like Lawrence Kasdan’s The Big Chill (1983), the film kicks off with a tight-knit group of buddies getting together to celebrate the passing of a close friend. Except for the subplot of substance […]

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Review – Rose (DVD)

This review also appears at Earthpages.org Title: Rose Genre: Crime, Drama Production Company: Knight Productions There’s something about a Kemal Yildirim film. Just what it is isn’t easy to put your finger on. But it’s certainly there. In spades. His short film Rose is based on a true story and shot, in his own words, […]

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Review – Sunshine (DVD)

This review also appears at Earthpages.org The other day I happened to notice Sunshine in the video section of the local library. I’d never heard of this film but being something of a sci-fi buff, was willing to give it a try. Glad I did. Blending the genres of action thriller and psychodrama, Sunshine boasts […]

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Review – Robin Hood: The Truth Behind Hollywood’s Most Filmed Legend (DVD)

This review also appears at Earthpages.org Robin Hood: The Truth Behind Hollywood’s Most Filmed Legend is a documentary by Philip Gardiner that opens with some great footage of contemporary actors playing Robin Hood and his band of noble rebels. The film includes some wonderful scenes of Sherwood Forest, along with enchanting medieval ruins and artifacts. […]

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