I Don’t Have A Vote: The 87th Annual Oscars -We fall for gimmicks

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  The 87th Annual Oscars – We fall for gimmicks! Every year we see a film or two that is the favorite (and one usually wins) the Oscar for best picture, and this year… Continue reading

SPECIAL GUEST WEMISSE’S 2015 Oscar Predictions

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Well, it’s that time of year again, and I’m having a hard time mustering my usual level of excitement.  I can’t recall a more lackluster bunch of Best Picture nominees, and I’ve watched… Continue reading

Boyhood (***1/2): Life doesn’t give you bumpers

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Boyhood – 2014 Written and Directed by Richard Linklater Starring Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Lorelei Linklater, Ethan Hawke, Marco Pella After having endured almost 3 hours of Richard Linklater’s passion project of 12 or so years, it is… Continue reading

The Theory of Everything (****1/2) is a sweet tale about what love can create

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The Theory of Everything – 2014 Director James Marsh Starring Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Charlie Cox, Emily Watson, Simon McBurney, David Thewlis Screenplay by Anthony McCarten based on the book Travelling to Infinity: My Life with… Continue reading

The Imitation Game (***1/2) nice to know how we won

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The Imitation Game – 2014 Director Morten Tyldum Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Charles Dance, Mark Strong, Allen Leech Screenplay by Graham Moore based on the book Alan Turing: The Enigma, by Adrew Hodges So many of… Continue reading

The Hunger Games 3: Mockingjay 1 (***)

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Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 – 2014 Director Francis Lawrence Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Natalie Dormer, Sam Clafin, Jena Malone Screenplay by Danny Strong, Peter Craig based on… Continue reading

Manhunter vs. Red Dragon: Mann vs Ratner

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Manhunter – 1986 Red Dragon – 2002  Manhunter                                                  … Continue reading

Forgotten Gems: Clueless (*****) brings the fun of love alive

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Clueless – 1995 Writer and Director Amy Heckerling Starring Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd, Donald Faison, Breckin Meyer, Dan Hedaya, Jeremy Sisto, Wallace Shawn Screenplay based on Emma by Jane Austen It’s remarkable how fresh and vibrant Amy Heckerling’s Clueless felt… Continue reading

Whiplash (*****) dashes your hopes

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Whiplash – 2014 Writer and Director Damien Chazelle Starring  J.K. Simmons, Miles Teller, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser If you are looking for the inspirational story of the year, this is not it. If you… Continue reading

Jupiter Ascending (**): Plateaus quickly, then sinks under its own insignificance

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Jupiter Ascending – 2015 Written and Directed by The Wachowskis Starring Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, Maria Boyle Kennedy, James D’Arcy, Gugu Mbatha-Raw Jupiter Jones (Kunis) is the daughter of a broken young… Continue reading

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