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Month: October 2014

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Film Review: ‘Nightcrawler’

★★★☆☆ The inaugural directorial effort of The Bourne Legacy (2012) screenwriter Dan Gilroy, Nightcrawler (2014) is a nocturnal exploration of media sensationalism and the individualistic entrepreneurialism that is so often perceived as an attainable escape route from social inequality. Boasting a noteworthy performance from […]

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Film Review: ‘Horns’

★★★☆☆ Daniel Radcliffe takes another unexpected step in his capricious metamorphosis, transforming from iconic boy-wizard Harry Potter, to a man-turned-devil in Alexandre Aja’s uneven adaptation of Joe Hill’s fantasy novel Horns (2013). Falsely accused of raping and murdering his childhood sweetheart Merrin (Juno Temple), […]

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DVD Review: ‘God Help the Girl’

★★★☆☆ The filmmaking debut of Stuart Murdoch, frontman of indie pop band Belle and Sebastian, God Help the Girl (2014) is a wistful modern-day musical structured around tracks from the band’s album of the same name. Starring rising Australian actress Emily Browning, Murdoch’s film […]

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Animal Farm’

★★★★☆ Celebrating its sixtieth anniversary, the classic animated interpretation of Animal Farm (1954) by British studio Halas and Batchelor, captures perfectly the timeless message of George Orwell’s bestselling political satire. Voiced by Maurice Denham, with a sparse, minimalistic style of hand drawn animation, the […]

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Film Review: ‘Time Is Illmatic’

★★★★☆ Rolling off New York’s F line, 21st Street you find yourself in the maltreated bosom of North America’s largest public housing development. Paved in the warren of great geometric brickwork, residents of Queensbridge lived in cost efficient Y-shaped complexes. It was said the […]

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Film Review: ‘Love, Rosie’

★★☆☆☆ Etching another notch on the bedpost of the already crowded will they/won’t they? vein of romantic comedy, Love, Rosie (2014) boasts a fresh-faced cast whose star power will inevitably be bolstered by appearing in this heinious exercise in ignoble triviality. Directed by Christian […]