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Movie Review: A Most Violent Year

Nutshell: I’d give A Most Violent Year an F.  Painful to sit through, horrendously dull.  Choppy performances from top-notch actors gives the feeling that director J.C. Chandor didn’t have a good bead on his vision.  What could have been a … Continue reading

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Baltimore Screening Pass-palooza: Selma

Screenings!  Free!  Happy new year (almost)!  This time it’s Selma, a film about Martin Luther King, Jr. Here’s the synopsis: SELMA is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. … Continue reading

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Elsewhere Review: Wild

Nutshell: I’d give Wild a B+.  Witherspoon’s performance isn’t just good, it makes you feel like you’re in her character’s skin, living it.  Director Jean-Marc Vallée blends timelines into an focused fever dream, nailing Strayed’s emotions.  A hiccup or two … Continue reading

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Elsewhere Review: Birdman

Nutshell: I’d give Birdman a B+. This film razzes it’s subject, cinematic and theatrical cliches, and occasionally the audience. But if you can get past the posturing and navel-gazing of it’s characters, it’s an arresting look at how fame can … Continue reading

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