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Tag Archive for 'Michael Stuhlbarg'

Encapsulated Movie Reviews – Three New Indie Titles

This is it short review film fans – my final edition for 2016!  I’m still combing the cinematic remains of year end films to possibly fill out the Top Ten list but these are the last titles I’m giving you critical skinny on.  Taking on missing daughters, politicians and religion check out the Encapsulated Movie Reviews […]

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AFI Fest 2016: Miss Sloane (Movie Review)

Miss Sloane is the kind of film that can be championed, but called into question at the same time. On the whole, the film is a well-acted political drama that leans heavy on some pulp qualities. The film does away with overt statements arguing for specific causes, with the exception of calling out accountability and […]

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Arrival Is NOT Your Typical Alien Invasion Film (Movie Review)

Arrival is one of those films that when you first see the theatrical trailer for it just cries out to you.  It screams that you must see me.  Who knows.  Maybe it’s the aliens in the film calling out to me.  I don’t know but whatever it was I was smitten by the first trailer […]

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It’s The ‘Arrival’ Of An Interesting Alien Mystery (Movie Review)

Imagine how the world reacts to multiple spacecraft entering our atmosphere without any warning. Now take away the immediate imagery that has come from years of seeing various blockbusters use this as a way to provide explosive spectacle. Arrival has little interest in adding action-based excitement to its story about how an elite team works […]

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Doctor Strange is Magically Entertaining (Movie Review)

Doctor Strange is actually one Marvel comics movie I was not looking forward to.  Truth be told I’ve never been a fan of the comic book character.  He always reminded me too much of Tony Stark in the looks department.  Coupled with the fact that I’m not a huge Benedict Cumberbatch fan and I’m already […]

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Steve Jobs (Blu-ray Review)

It is not at all rare to see a biopic focused on a tortured genius arrive in theaters during the later months of the year for awards consideration. This is why Steve Jobs easily succeeds, as the Danny Boyle-directed film follows an unconventional structure, setting it apart from the pack. As a result, Aaron Sorkin‘s […]

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Woody Allen and ‘Blue Jasmine’ Head To San Francisco (Movie Review)

There a few main thoughts I have in regards to the latest…scratch that, this year’s Woody Allen film, Blue Jasmine.  First off, Cate Blanchett is one of the actresses that immediately come to mind when I consider who are among the best working today.  This film contains one of her best performances.  Secondly, here is […]

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Hitchcock (Blu-ray Review)

The idea of a movie revolving around the making of Psycho is certainly an intriguing one, made better by the fantastic cast that was involved, with a wonderful looking Anthony Hopkins in the guise of the Master of Suspense.  That is not exactly what I got, but what I liked about this movie, is how […]

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Dial H For ‘Hitchcock’ (Movie Review)

Among the people that I would offhand list as my favorite directors, Alfred Hitchcock would be one of them.  The movie I regard as my favorite horror movie (let alone a favorite movie of mine in general) is Psycho.  The idea of a movie revolving around the making of Psycho is certainly an intriguing one, […]

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‘Men In Black’ In Time

Everyone nod you heads, because the black suits have come back.  Still protecting the earth from the scum of the universe, the Men In Black have returned, but most importantly, they have redeemed themselves with an enjoyable third entry that gets better as it goes along.  It has been a while since the last ‘Big […]

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