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SXSW Review: Hush

Hush is 90 minutes of energy, a white-knuckle thriller in every way; Oculus director Mike Flanagan has crafted a lean, brutal, and deceptively simple home invasion thriller. It’s almost a perfect companion piece to Don’t Breathe (Review Here). One has a blind villain; the other, a deaf heroine. Both will have you gasping for air after holding it […]

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Make A Thrilling Stop On ’10 Cloverfield Lane’ (Movie Review)

Putting aside the marketing and whatever connections made to another monster movie, 10 Cloverfield Lane is a nifty little thriller that delivers on tension and performances. Shrouding a film like this in secrecy works as an interesting experiment, but what matters is how effective it is. As a result, regardless of where this flick came […]

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Olive Kitteridge (Blu-ray Review)

A mesmerizing look at small town life, the four-part HBO® Miniseries drama Olive Kitteridge, starring Academy Award winner Frances McDormand and Academy Award® nominee Richard Jenkins.  The HBO Miniseries production was directed “with an impeccable balance of sensitivity and humor” (Hollywood Reporter) by Academy Award nominated director Lisa Cholodenk and is based on Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of […]

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Short Term 12 (Blu-ray Review)

Here is the kind of dramatic indie feature that I can happily support, as it manages to hit a lot of familiar beats, while taking some steps in different directions from the norm.  The film features a strong lead performance by Brie Larson, solid support from both the adult and younger actors involved, and this […]

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Short Term 12 Is A Wonderful Film That Can Be Found On Blu-ray & DVD This January

I did plenty to try and promote Short Term 12 during its limited release late in the summer (Review HERE), but still wish it got more notoriety.  It does not hurt that it is currently up for many different critics and film group awards, with maybe some chances at Oscar, but we will see.  Regardless, […]

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Take Good Care With ‘Short Term 12’ (Movie Review)

To make it simple Short Term 12 is the kind of film that many people should go and seek out.  Here is the kind of dramatic indie feature that I can happily support, as it manages to hit a lot of familiar beats, while taking a step in a different direction from the norm.  The […]

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The Newsroom TV Review – Just Seen It

Aaron Sorkin presents this new drama on HBO about a cable news anchor, his new executive producer and staff and the trials and tribulations related to producing a nightly news program. Together, they face of corporate and commercial obstacles and their own personal histories. This HBO drama is created and produced by Aaron Sorkin. Starring […]

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