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From monthly archives: January 2014

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Gone Girl (2014) ****

Gone Girl (2014) ****

Gone Girl is a crime mystery, directed by David Fincher to a screenplay written by Gillian Flynn, adapted from Flynn's 2012 novel of the same title. What I did appreciate about the film, beyond the decent story and the fine acting, is the commentary it makes about the condition of our society. Though perhapse nothing new, it still drives home the notion of scandal-greedy TV anchors, of people’s thirsty for contact with celebrities, even if those are murder suspects, and of the ease with which the media can maniplate public opinion. These, along with several other noteworthy topics, make Gone Girl an interesting film. Just be warned that a romantic date flick, this movie is not.
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The Skeleton Twins (2014) ***

The Skeleton Twins (2014) ***

Part observation, part commentary, The Skeleton Twins follows that dysfunctional unit we like to call a family. More particularly, the film highlights a bond between two sibling who drifted apart years before, and suddenly find themselves together again.
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Bears (2014) *** (k: *****)

Bears (2014) *** (k: *****)

Bears is a nature documentary, directed by Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey, and narrated by John C. Reilly. Soft around the edges, Bears avoids gruesome scenes that typically accompany movies about wildlife. The filmmakers manage to put together a decent narrated plot, following a family of grizzly bears – a mom and two young cubs, as they venture from their hibernation home onto an Alaskan spring, summer and fall.
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The Calling (2014) ****

The Calling (2014) ****

The Calling is a Canadian crime-thriller, directed by Jason Stone to a screenplay by Scott Abramovitch. It tells the story of a police inspetcor at a rural Ontario town, being faced with a string of unusual murders that disrupt her quiet, gloomy life.
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The Drop (2014) ****

The Drop (2014) ****

The Drop, a crime drama directed by Michaël R. Roskam to a script by Dennis Lehane, is both familiar and fresh. There is a rough edge to The Drop that places it in a different category than other films in the genre. Recommended if you like the genre.
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Million Dollar Arm (2014) ***

Million Dollar Arm (2014) ***

Based on a true story, Million Dollar Arm is a sports-drama, directed by Craig Gillespie to a screenplay by Tom McCarthy.
Do you know these motivational posters? The ones with the cliché sayings and beautiful images? Yeah, this is Million Dollar Arm but in moving images. Still, the story is sweet, even if predictable; the cast does their best, even if it means a little too much drama where no additional show of emotions is really called for; and, hey, it’s a Disney – must have a happy-ever-after...
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    Re: Logan (2017) ***

    I agree about the relationship with Logan and Charles - added a lot of depth, especially with the next...

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    Re: Eye in the Sky (2015, UK) *****

    Great Review Ronen!

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