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Short ‘n’ Sweet Reviews: Rogue One, A United Kingdom & Rosalie Blum

This week’s Short ‘n’ Sweet includes a big franchise film, a wannabe Oscar contender and a French delight. Continue reading Short ‘n’ Sweet Reviews: Rogue One, A United Kingdom & Rosalie Blum

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FILM REVIEW: A Most Violent Year

A Most Violent Year (J.C. Chandor, 2014)

Still a relative newbie on the scene, director and writer J.C. Chandor has quickly proved he can play up there with the big guns. His feature debut Margin Call, a fictional take on the early stages of the global financial crisis, earned him an Oscar nod for best original screenplay, which he followed up with the one-man-on-a-boat thriller, All is Lost. Both involved potentially dull storylines (surely there’s nothing more boring than finance?) but somehow he managed to grab his audience by the balls and secure their undivided attention. His latest feature, A Most Violent Year, is exquisitely directed, and the dialogue is golden, but this time a dull story didn’t quite cut it. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: A Most Violent Year

FILM REVIEW: Selma

Selma (Ava DuVernay, 2014)

The world is a screwed up place with inequality every which way you look. But it’s worthwhile remembering how much worse it used to be, and that there is always hope for change. Ava DuVernay’s Selma documents Martin Luther King Jr.’s (David Oyelowo) fight for civil rights in 1965 Selma, Alabama, and the associated carnage care of a morally-depraved government and backwards law enforcement. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Selma