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FILM REVIEW: She’s Funny That Way

She’s Funny That Way (Peter Bogdanovich, 2014)

Feel like seeing a Woody Allen film but don’t want to support the likes of Woody Allen? Well there’s a solution! Peter Bogdanovich’s She’s Funny That Way has all the hallmarks of an Allen film – a screwball comedy set in New York, it has a quirky score, some over the top accents, and Owen Wilson as the adulterous protagonist who we’re meant to root for because cheating’s no biggie, right? Bogdanovich’s first feature film since The Cat’s Meow (2001), She’s Funny That Way is a blast to the past; its old-fashioned nature is almost a novelty, because as the old folks say, “they just don’t make ‘em like they used to”. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: She’s Funny That Way

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FILM REVIEW: Nebraska

Nebraska (Alexander Payne, 2013)

As I’ve mentioned before, in the last few years I have made it my mission to see all films nominated for the Best Picture Oscar before the awards ceremony. There’s usually at least one that doesn’t overly appeal to me, and usually I find my hesitations justified. This year, Nebraska was the film I went into hesitantly. Firstly, it’s in black and white and the trailer gave the impression it was all very bleak and dreary. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Nebraska