Monthly Archives: December 2015

Carol – Film Review

That all-powerful, magnetic pull that occurs when you find yourself suddenly and irresistibly attracted to another can come at any moment and there’s nothing you can do about it. In the absorbing new Todd Haynes directed drama Carol you see it the moment it happens. Rooney Mara plays aspiring young photographer Therese Belivet working in […]

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Joy – Film Review

If you’re a regular viewer of cable’s Home Shopping Network (HSN), there’s a chance you either know of or have heard of Joy Mangano.  She’s the president of Ingenious Designs, LLC and the inventor of, among other things, the self-wringing Miracle Mop.  She’s also the subject of the new comedy/drama Joy from director David O. […]

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Concussion – Film Review

“You’re an uneducated quack,” declares the hostile voice over the phone, “And your career’s over!”  That’s one of the several, threatening calls a Nigerian forensic pathologist, Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) will receive once his findings of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in American football players is published. In the new real-life medical drama Concussion from […]

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The Big Short – Film Review

Trying to properly comprehend the causes behind the 2007-2010 financial crisis created by the housing and credit bubble is practically impossible.  If a friend who thinks he or she understands figures and tells you in a couple of sentences what occurred or how it came about, ignore them.  They really don’t know. That’s not to […]

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The Hateful Eight – Film Review

If you’re a Quentin Tarantino fan who has anxiously waited for any piece of information regarding his new western The Hateful Eight, you’ve probably picked up on talk of a Roadshow presentation or how the film will be shown in some areas in 70 mm. If you’re in your teens, twenties or maybe even thirties, […]

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The Danish Girl – Film Review

At a point in our history when Caitlyn Jenner makes headlines and gay marriage divides attitudes, considering that the setting for director Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl is almost a hundred years ago, it’s surprising to realize just how timely the film really is. Lili Elvenes was a Danish transgender woman, an artist who was […]

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