Andrea Riseborough

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Jan 3 2020

The Grudge (2020) – Movie Review

Typically, the January movie slate is full of either awards nominees or soon-to-be-forgotten films dumped hastily into theaters. Curiously, the new installment of The Grudge falls into neither of those categories, being an entertaining visit to familiar grounds. It winds up as the best of the Grudge films since the 2004 American remake, with an […]
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Sep 14 2018

Mandy

One does not simply watch Panos Cosmatos’ Mandy; it can only be experienced, as it’s truly a film with no equal and unlike anything you’ve seen before. The story and theme may be simple – graphic revenge for wrongs done – but there’s nothing simple about Cosmatos’ surreal execution and style, which recalls the wildly-tinted […]
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Nov 7 2014

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

If bit parts in this year’s “Robocop” and “Need for Speed” seemed to indicate that Michael Keaton’s incredible versatility had faded for good, then Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” surely proves the opposite. Keaton plays once A-list movie star Riggan Thomson, best known for a series of blockbuster superhero films in the late […]
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Apr 18 2013

Oblivion

(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on April 18, 2013.) Science-fiction is a very broad genre these days. My wife once told me that traditional science-fiction can be boiled down to two specific premises: technology gone awry and social commentary. A lot of what passes for “sci-fi” films are really action movies, like […]
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Apr 18 2013

Oblivion

(Note: This review was originally published on April 18th, 2013 at Reel Film News) Even though it takes place on a demolished Earth some 60 years in the future, “Oblivion” manages to be far more beautiful than bleak. With the grand spectacle of our abandoned planet as a backdrop, there’s never too little to marvel […]
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Feb 10 2012

W.E.

(This review was originally published on February 10, 2012 at Reel Film News) “You know what they say,” says Wally Winthrop (Abbie Cornish) at some point during the rambling drama “W.E.”. “Expectations lead to disappointment.” Luckily my level of anticipation was in neutral going into the film; only a few lines of dialogue are delivered with […]
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