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The Way

Self discovery is one of the subjects that tend to crop up on a regular basis in the movies. They tend to be featured a lot in the lower end, TV movie of the week style film that comes across as bein...
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Sweet Hand of the White Rose

Writer/director Davide Melini is making something of a name for himself in the horror world. His film the Sweet Hand of the White Rose has won several awards including 2nd Best Independent Film of th...
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The Iron Lady (2011)

Meryl Streep was awarded an Oscar for her performance as Margaret Thatcher, and on watching The Iron Lady it is clear why. Her take on the formidable first female British Prime Minister is nothing sh...

Miss Bala

Cause and effect is a well used plot devices in movies. One choice made early on can have repercussions that can lead to unexpected outcomes by the end. The 2011 film Miss Bala has it’s entire ...
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For the Love of Lugosi

For some film makers the short film is the calling card to gaining recognition and financing for a larger and perhaps more ambitious project. For others completing the short is the achievement in its...

Hugo

There cannot be many people more in love with cinema that Martin Scorsese. During his extensive career has used his personal point of view and his passion for film history to create some of the best,...

The Ides of March

American cinema has a long tradition of political dramas. The genre has touched on political intrigue, conspiracy theories and tales of power struggles from the White House and Capitol Hill. A long l...

I, Alive

The limits of physical ability through injury or illness are not something that is generally tackled by mainstream cinema. The exceptions to this take the form of a passion project of a film star wit...

The Sunset Limited

A film with two people in a room talking to each other about their beliefs. In the wrong hands this could be a total car wreck of a film that no one would intentionally get to the end of. Fortunately...

The Messenger

Before the 2012 psycho cop drama Rampart (reviewed here) Oren Moverman debuted in the directors chair with the military drama, The Messenger. Staff Sergeant Will Montgomery (Ben Foster) has returned ...