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FILM REVIEW: Ben Is Back (2018)

Ben Is Back is a personal film for its writer and director, Peter Hedges. While not based on any one true story, it is reportedly a response to the death of his friend due to a drug overdose, the near death of his niece, as well as the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman. Hedges’ mother, also, is a recovered alcoholic. Given the personal ties, it is only fitting that his film should star his son and man-of-the-moment, Lucas Hedges. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Ben Is Back (2018)

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FILM REVIEW: Beautiful Boy (2018)

Based on the memoirs of David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy portrays a family’s ordeal with drug addiction with grace. Not to be confused with the 2010 film of the same name which focused on the parents of a mass shooter, the title does similarly refer to a well-loved child who hit rock bottom despite support. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Beautiful Boy (2018)

FILM REVIEW: Interstellar

Interstellar (Christopher Nolan, 2014)

What a dude
What a dude

I was pretty psyched for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, considering the brilliant films he’s made in the past: Memento, The Prestige, Inception, and The Dark Knight trilogy. All those movies that make you go “WOOOOOOOAH what a twist!” But while there was much to admire in Interstellar, you pretty much needed to be an astrophysicist or at least scientifically-minded to understand what the hell was going on. I probably understood about half of it, if that. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Interstellar