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If this isn’t enough to bring a tear to your eye, then you may have a heart of stone.

THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES is based on a bestselling novel by Sue Monk Kid. Like any novel of some given success it becomes a target for some Hollywood executive in the hopes of being a lucrative endeavour. In this case, I believe that one of the list of executive producers were the Smiths (Jade and Will). It had moderate success at the US box office ...

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Review by: TimVoon

Added: 7 years ago

 

Genova

Genre: Drama

I found it too slow and contrived for my liking.

GENOVA is an interesting study of how the sudden death of a family member can affect the dynamics within that family. Starring Colin Firth, this independent film is set initially in the cold winters of Chicago before moving to the warmer climes of sunny Italy – Genova. The opening sequence is of particular interest. A mother (Hope Davis) driving ...

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Review by: TimVoon

Added: 7 years ago

The Wackness is more affecting than one anticipates.

The Wackness plays more naturally than many of its peers in the so-called coming-of-age mould, crafting sympathetic, authenticized characters and showing their lives as they known then unravelling direct before the camera. Writer-director Jonathan Levine and cinematographer Petra Korner achieve the aesthetic glory that the dreadful Step Up 2 the ...

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Review by: TomElce

Added: 7 years ago

 

Fascinating and utterly believable.

Gomorrah, the highly acclaimed modern gangster film by Italian filmmaker Mateo Garrone, is fascinating and utterly believable… but it’s also a touch bit overrated. This feels more like a piece of documentary journalism than an epic crime saga. The DVD cover box quotes one critic who called it the greatest mafia movie ever. As if. One problem with ...

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Review by: MiamiMovieCritic

Added: 7 years ago

A true character study.

Two Lovers (2008) is the last Joaquin Phoenix movie unless he decides to return from his music career. With a rather simple and predictable plot you may wonder what the appeal is. The movie revolves around Leonard Kraditor (Phoenix), a suicidal case of a depressed man who was left by his fiancée and has now moved back in with his parents. He is ...

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Review by: DainBinder

Added: 7 years ago

 

An extraordinarily simple and captivating film.

Wendy and Lucy (2008) is an extraordinarily simple and captivating film starring Michelle Williams and Lucy the dog. The rhythmic music and sounds combined with exquisite composition and hypnotic acting make the film a piece of moving art. Although simple, the film and its message are intense. Wendy (Michelle Williams) and Lucy allow us to peer ...

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Review by: DainBinder

Added: 7 years ago

Brilliantly directed.

"You decided you wanted her dead," Price (Tom Sizemore), an aging hit man, tells his new client, "that means she's already dead. She just doesn't know it yet." And a few days later, when Sarah (Sasha Alexander) hasn't been murdered yet, Price has to reassure his restless client that hiring him means the act is certain -- repeating a variation on ...

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Review by: SteveRhodes

Added: 7 years ago

 

A minimalist tale told beautifully.

Writer and director Atom Egoyan is a cinematic master at creating incredibly sad and affecting tone poems to life's morose moments. He has never created anything as brilliant as his forever memorable THE SWEET HEREAFTER, a mesmerizing examination of the tragic results of a bus crash on the inhabitants of a small town. Egoyan's latest story is a ...

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Review by: SteveRhodes

Added: 7 years ago

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Genre: Drama

For a movie based on math, the results are pretty infuriating.

From the better known films (THE STING) to the lesser known ones (ROUNDERS and OWNING MAHOWNY), gambling has proven to be one of the easiest subjects for exploring in motion pictures. The reason is obvious. We've all gambled some in our lives, so watching the characters go through the emotional roller coaster of winning and losing makes it natural ...

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Review by: SteveRhodes

Added: 8 years ago

 

Bloody hilarious.

I honestly never expected this movie to be as bloody hilarious as it was. There's just something endearing and genuinely funny about watching an 80 year old Clint Eastwood yell at kids to get off his lawn while being as racist as possible. It even comes to the point where the other characters in the film get used to Clint's constant stream of racial...

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Review by: EvilWolfie

Added: 8 years ago