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Stand Up for Pain in the Oblivion of Pines

I watch so many movies I often get swept up in the effort to write about all of them in an effective and coherent way. Monday to Wednesday and I’m already behind, by Friday I’ll be right back here scrambling. This time I’m micro-reviewing, a handful of celluloid with the films Oblivion, Pain & Gain, Stand Up Guys and The Place Beyond The Pines. Continue reading

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The 2011 Academy Awards – Who Gets The Gold And Why

I think it is relatively straight forward as to who will be taking home an Oscar this year. In some cases there will be multiple Oscars, others no Oscars at all for our favorite films and filmmakers. In many of the categories, the choices can quickly be whittled away by removing the least likely candidates from the list. While this seems like an odd proposition, one must consider the countless decisions that go into the nomination process and consequently things we never hear about. We want to believe the award is based on merit and talent alone but we know other factors weigh in as well and it would be impossible to deny that personal agendas and preferential treatment finds a way to the ballot box. Continue reading

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Blue Valentine (2010)

Blue Valentine is a whisper, a question that asks: have you ever wondered what it was like to have something you took for granted lost, or wanted to make difference count for something beyond saying the words? Blue Valentine isn’t for everyone but neither are relationships and love if you’re a stranger to them, or having no experience with what it is like to feel arms around you give a little in another direction not of your choosing. Continue reading

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