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Gravity (2013)

Despite the overwhelming positivism, both in reviews and ratings and award show gold, “Gravity” suffers from the same nausea ad infinitum that often relegates it to little more than a snappily dressed carny barker inviting the wanderer to navigate the tent poles of what will become a scattered visit to theater of the absurd. Continue reading

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This filmic is a multi-layered visual experience that takes place not in the dream-world but along the road that surrounds it. Continue reading

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Brave (2012)

“Brave” is about knowing yourself in everything you perceive as different and the realization that the heart is as delicate as it is resilient to the wounding of experience – what the soul already knows – that neither masculine nor feminine governs us, rather an understanding and emotionally rich union of the two is at the heart of the universe. Merida comes to embody this place of tradition and transitional and in revealing the mysticism of the feminine spirit the laws of the land open to the warmth of nurtured possibility. Continue reading

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Above The Line:Practical Movie Reviews Birthday News Year 2.5

It’s birthday time again here at Above The Line: Practical Movie Reviews and this year comes with another milestone – I totally forgot my birthday! So that being said, we turned 2 on May 18th followed by another big accomplishment on August 7th, 2012 when I posted Batman: America’s James Bond and reached my 200th blog post since starting this whole thing back in 2010. I’ll be here, man, because well, the dude abides writing about my high-colored times, low ones too, marveling at the movies and you. See you soon. Continue reading

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Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)

Romeo Is Bleeding sets the ground work for so many films that have followed that the list is staggering. An impressive ensemble piece with memorable characters and outlandish scenarios that keep you engaged to the very end, this is what you should expect from an action-drama where the filmmakers and the actors are not afraid to take risks and the result is something that critics and audiences never tire of. Continue reading

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