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Southern Gothic Horror Meets Empowerment In ‘The Beguiled’ (Movie Review)

Pitting Colin Farrell against a house full of women in a horror film is a something I was not expecting from director Sofia Coppola. Perhaps calling The Beguiled “horror” is a bit of an overstatement, but the Coppola film does a lot to maximize tension. For a movie that is quite straightforward and relatively restrained […]

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The Godfather Part III (Blu-ray Review)

One of the greatest sagas in movie history continues. In this third film in the epic Corleone trilogy, Al Pacino reprises the role of powerful family leader Michael Corleone. Now in his 60’s, Michael is dominated by two passions: freeing his family from crime and finding a suitable successor. That successor could be fiery Vincent […]

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‘The Bling Ring’ Gets Caught In Coppola’s Clutches (Movie Review)

The Bling Ring is Sofia Coppola’s 5th theatrical feature and it seems like her least essential effort.  Coppola’s confidence as a filmmaker is certainly apparent, though this film, much like her previous film, Somewhere, relies a lot on repetition.  Much different from Somewhere, however, The Bling Ring is a film that is much more dynamic […]

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Sofia Coppola Q&A At The Aero Theater

On June 5th, 2013, I was happy to attend a double feature of films by Sofia Coppola at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica.  Of her films, the features played were Lost In Translation and The Virgin Suicides.  In between features, Coppola showed up to participate in a Q&A, where she was open to answering […]

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Sofia Coppola’s Latest Will Either Take You ‘Somewhere’ or Nowhere

Recommending a film like writer/director Sofia Coppola’s latest feature, Somewhere, comes with a certain kind of note: as a person well traveled in various types of theatrical features, I found a lot to appreciate in this film; however, the way that it has been assembled and what it has to offer will most likely appeal more to those with a slant towards arthouse-type cinema and more obscure features. I am not a fan of so specifically dropping a film into a certain category and only recommending certain people to see it, but that being said, if you know about this film already or are familiar with Coppola’s previous work, you probably know what you would be getting yourself into.

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