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Archive for October, 2013

Don Jon’s Appeal is Only Skin Deep


(ScreenCrush)Clean the apartment. Gym. Club. Sex. Porn. Church. Family Dinner. Repeat. This is the first half of Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s “Don Jon,” his feature film directorial debut. JGL takes the interesting premise of a superficial guy who enjoys porn more than sex—for its ability to let him escape—and cranks that up to eleven. He sets the scene in New Jersey with thick accents, excessive hair product, muscles and tight dresses only to emphasize the sexual nature of the film with quick cuts of porn and sex with random girls he finds at the clubs.

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Cate Blanchett is “Blue Jasmine”


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Many things can draw an audience to a particular film. An up-and-coming director or writer. A beloved star. An interesting plot. Rarely, though, a performance stands as the main appeal. Woody Allen’s new comedic drama “Blue Jasmine” showcases such a performance from Cate Blanchett as the delusional, mentally/emotionally unstable Jasmine. Continue reading

The B…B…Brilliance of The King’s Speech


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I don’t need to tell you of how brilliant The King’s Speech is. How beautifully it captures a royal’s struggle, makes him human. How the excellent screenplay—coupled with deliberate, careful editing—pushes the story along in a breezy, natural way. How each and every scene conveys an important message or emotion that is vital to the tale.

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