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Uncovering Curiosities: Adam Smith’s TRESPASS AGAINST US

Trespass Against Us sees Michael Fassbender give another high-powered performance and he again illustrates that he’s one of the best actors working in movies today. Ostensibly a drama, 2016’s Trespass Against Us also has a crime-thriller [...]

May 24, 2021

Notebook Reviews: LAKE PLACID

Steve Miner – 1999 Lake Placid is an enjoyable enough little creature feature with a good cast (Bill Pullman, Bridget Fonda, Oliver Platt, Brendan Gleeson) and some great special effects. Everyone seems to be having a good time in Steve [...]

March 7, 2021

Behind The Scenes: Ben Affleck Directing LIVE BY NIGHT

2016’s Live By Night is a luscious and luminous film. It features some beautiful production design and costumes, creating a vibrant world that echoes nearly a century of wonderful gangster movies. Ben Affleck’s adaptation of Dennis [...]

November 30, 2020

Not As Good As The Original

Paul King’s Paddington 2 features many of the same elements which made the original film so enjoyable, but somehow the 2017 sequel lacks the magic spark which made that 2014 release such a fantastic piece of entertainment. 2014’s Paddington [...]

September 30, 2020

Uncovering Curiosities: John Michael McDonagh’s CALVARY

John Michael McDonagh’s Calvary covers a lot of ground. What makes the film special is how McDonagh has been able to create a film that will play differently to various audiences. On one side it’s an anti Church film which lambasts the clergy [...]

September 24, 2020

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