Browsing all posts from October, 2012.

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Skyfall

Skyfall
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James Bond is a rare, indestructible franchise. Even after Die Another Day nobody was calling for Bond to hang up his boots, just for the series to get a new lease of life. And it got one, in the form of Daniel Craig’s rougher, more [...]

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Beasts of the Southern Wild

Beasts of the Southern Wild
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4.5

Independent films that arrive on the mainstream scene with a lot of Sundance hype face an inevitable backlash. But the reality is that they’ve gotten to that point because they’ve crafted something comparable to the best studio movies, but with far more limited resources and [...]

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Ruby Sparks

Ruby Sparks
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Screenwriters in Hollywood seem to have an overriding opinion on what constitutes a neurotic’s ‘dream girl’ and this unity has given a lot of jobs to Zooey Deschanel. On the face of it Ruby Sparks looks like it’s subscribing to the same, slightly tired, fascination [...]

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Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts
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I was one of the 16 or so people who saw Josh Radnor’s directorial debut happythankyoumoreplease and whilst it was terrible, it felt like an extended, fairly well written sitcom episode. It showed some promise, apparently enough to greenlight his second, infinitely more accomplished, feature, [...]