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Flash Review: The Sweet Hereafter [1997] & The Paperboy [2012]

Its pace is a little too tranquil for my taste, verging on dull, but Atom Egoyan beautifully transfers Russell Banks’ novel to the screen, expertly translating his poignant words to the language of… Continue reading

Flash Review: Dredd [2012]

Even though Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) struck me as Christian Bale’s Batman meets Grumpy Cat, thus never letting me take him seriously, and despite the fact that it battles some minor pace issues… Continue reading

Flash Review: Star Wars (Episode IV – A New Hope) [1977]

In my mind, the day when I’d eventually watch Star Wars for the first time would be a big event, a turning point. It wasn’t. I present my thoughts in a Flash Review… Continue reading

Flash Review: Anna Karenina [2012]

You know when you’re bowling and you knock down all the pins except for one? That’s how Dixie Chassay and Jina Jay, who did the casting for Anna Karenina, must’ve (or should’ve felt).… Continue reading

Flash Review: Flight

Despite featuring a couple of terrible characters (that über-Christian couple was practically a joke) and some of the usual addict movie clichés, Flight is a tense, involving drama with the right touches of… Continue reading

Flash Review: The Sessions

Very sweet, poignant little dramedy that didn’t get nearly enough attention and praise during the award season that’s drawing to a close. With a marvelous script by Ben Lewin (based on Mark O’Brien’s… Continue reading

Flash Review: Les Misérables

I walked in, my expectations lowered after many mixed reviews, and fully prepared for non-stop singing, lots of close-ups and Russell Crowe’s horrid voice. Turns out, I didn’t mind that stuff at all… Continue reading

Flash Review: The Master

Fantastic performances, exquisite cinematography and beautiful music (both score and soundtrack), all inside one dull, pointless movie. Some might argue that I just didn’t “get” it, but I’d say I didn’t even care… Continue reading

Flash Review: Amour

Intimate, harrowing account of an elderly woman’s (Emanuelle Riva) physical and mental decline after two devastating strokes. The love and devoted attention by her healthier, but still old and slow, husband (Jean-Louis Trintignant)… Continue reading

Flash Review: Bernie

A dark comedy that’s not that dark or very funny, Bernie still works thanks to a very talented cast. Starting with the numerous bit parts by actors playing the people of Carthage, Texas,… Continue reading