Month: March 2013

Mama REVIEW

Written by Guillermo Troncoso. Hell hath no fury like an angry mother, especially when that angry mother is a demonic ghost determined to take back her two “daughters”. Annabel and Lucas take custody of his nieces, two little girls that were left alone in the forest for five years. After creepy incidents begin occurring in …

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21 And Over REVIEW

Written by Adam Carson. As a spiritual offspring from the writers of The Hangover (Jon Lucas and Scott Moore), there were somewhat high hopes in this tale of three friends who drink the night away, encountering wild situations and engaging in crazy antics along the way. Former best friends Miller (Miles Teller) and Casey (Skylar …

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Broken City REVIEW

Written by Guillermo Troncoso. Mark Wahlberg stars as Billy Taggart, an ex-cop turned private investigator who gets double-crossed by the mayor of New York City (Russell Crowe). Broken City benefits from the good performances by its two leads. Mark Wahlberg (also one of the film’s producers) does his usual likeable tough-guy role and he does …

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Side Effects REVIEW

Written by Zac Platt. Side Effects has enough interesting material to explore to be a truly memorable thriller, unfortunately director Steven Soderbergh’s approach is claustrophobic and unfocussed. The first half of Side Effects explores Emily’s (Rooney Mara) depression and the consequences of medicating it. This story plateaus with the murder of her husband (Channing Tatum) …

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Amour REVIEW

Michael Haneke is one of the most fascinating filmmakers around today. From his exploration of cinematic violence in Funny Games to his diagnosis of German society in The White Ribbon, Haneke has always crafted challenging pieces of cinema. His films require patience – you’ll often have questions, but you won’t get any answers. Amour is …

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