Reasons Why? – Why The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is a big fat mess of a movie.
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Reasons Why? – Why The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is a big fat mess of a movie.

We can’t all be in agreement all the time and after reading Vivek’s review of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and finding it…

Goodbye to Language 3D (2014): “…And a Fond Farewell” (Review)
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Goodbye to Language 3D (2014): “…And a Fond Farewell” (Review)

Screened at Stockfish European Film Festival in Reykjavik Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard, Rated: NR, Runtime: 70 minutes “The idea is simple: A married woman and a…

“Kingsman: The Secret Service” (2014): James Bond Meets Ender’s Game (Review)
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“Kingsman: The Secret Service” (2014): James Bond Meets Ender’s Game (Review)

When did February become a month for good releases? Last year, The Lego Movie and The Grand Budapest Hotel came out in the same weekend…

Triple Feature: “John Wick,” “Nightcrawler,” and “Fury” (2014): The Pulp, the Camera, and the Cultures of Violence (Review)
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Triple Feature: “John Wick,” “Nightcrawler,” and “Fury” (2014): The Pulp, the Camera, and the Cultures of Violence (Review)

2014 was a pretty lackluster year in entertainment media. I say that now even though the year isn’t over and I have not seen every…

“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” (2014): Thorin Back Again (Review)
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“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” (2014): Thorin Back Again (Review)

In the serialized world of cinema and continuity that we live in, opinions are finite. That occasionally puts critics like myself in difficult positions, where…

“Interstellar” (2014): Our Destiny Lies Above Us (Review)
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“Interstellar” (2014): Our Destiny Lies Above Us (Review)

The experience of seeing this film is one that is best left untainted by knowledge of what is to come, therefore this review will steer…

TCFF: “House Of Manson” (2014): Heinous Acts (Review)
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TCFF: “House Of Manson” (2014): Heinous Acts (Review)

When watching a movie about a man who is as deranged as Charles Manson you would expect the performance to be unhinged and almost cartoon…

“I Can Quit Whenever I Want” (2014): An Italian Neon Drug Trip (Review)
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“I Can Quit Whenever I Want” (2014): An Italian Neon Drug Trip (Review)

I Can Quit Whenever I Want (or Smetto quandary voglio), by first time director Sydney Sibilia, is the rather funny tale of a neurobiologist who can’t get…

RIFF: “Ludo” (2014): A Cautionary Tale (Review)
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RIFF: “Ludo” (2014): A Cautionary Tale (Review)

Ludo, named after the board game, is interesting for exactly one reason: It’s the first wholly self-produced, feature-length film from the Faroe Islands. That’s it, the…

RIFF: “Love Hotel” (2014): Weird and Cute (Review)
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RIFF: “Love Hotel” (2014): Weird and Cute (Review)

The love hotel is one of those “Only in Japan” phenomenons (though there are actually love hotels all over Asia, but it started in Japan),…