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FILM REVIEW: Hail, Caesar!

Hail, Caesar! (Joel & Ethan Coen, 2016)

The Coen brothers are held in high esteem by many. But not this chick. For those unfamiliar with the pair, their joint directorial/screenwriting work includes Fargo, The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Intolerable Cruelty (it really was), No Country for Old Men, Burn After Reading, True Grit, and Inside Llewyn Davis among others. Though I haven’t seen those first big three, I have never overly enjoyed a Coens brother creation. So despite Hail, Caesar! involving a tap dancing Channing Tatum, I had my reservations. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Hail, Caesar!

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FILM REVIEW: Spectre

Spectre (Sam Mendes, 2015)

Bond is back! Even if it’s somewhat reluctantly, with Daniel Craig recently decrying his role in the films that catapulted him into the spotlight. Although contracted to do one more Bond film after this one, he’s on record as saying he’d rather slash his wrists than do another one (yes, poor him with his £39 million pay check). Only time will tell, but for now we have Bond 24, a.k.a. Spectre. The question on everyone’s lips: will it be as good as Skyfall? Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Spectre

FILM REVIEW: The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, 2014)

Welcome to the Grand Budapest Hotel...
Welcome to the Grand Budapest Hotel… Ralph Fiennes as M. Gustave H

This isn’t really a movie that you can trust a reviewer on. Or so my Dad found out when he trusted Margaret and David’s 5 and 4.5 star reviews and then hated it. Wes Anderson is certainly not to everyone’s tastes. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: The Grand Budapest Hotel

FILM REVIEW: The Invisible Woman

The Invisible Woman (Ralph Fiennes, 2013)
charityIn his second directorial outing, Ralph Fiennes brings his adaptation of Claire Tomalin’s book The Invisible Woman to the screen. The title character is eighteen year old Nelly Ternan (Felicity Jones), who has an affair with literary great, Charles Dickens (Ralph Fiennes). Continue reading FILM REVIEW: The Invisible Woman