Emma Stone

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Dec 3 2018

The Favourite – Movie Review

Picture a film with the seriousness of Merchant-Ivory displayed with Stanley Kubrick’s reality-warping cinematography and spiked with a streak of the kind of dark comedy which made you bark shocked laughter when you saw what happened to Brad Pitt’s character in the Coen Brothers’ Burn After Reading. Hell of a concept (and a run-on sentence), […]
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Dec 12 2016

Review: “La La Land”

It might be a little early in Damien Chazelle’s filmmaking career to call the movie his magnum opus, but “La La Land” has all the signifiers of a modern classic. This reviewer is not easily taken by the movie-musical—in fact, it’s usually the opposite—but I’ve seen it twice now and it only seems to be […]
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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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Mar 22 2013

The Croods

(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on March 22, 2013.) Of late, I noticed that our video collection is skewing more to the DreamWorks side of animated movies instead of Disney/Pixar. That’s not a slight against any other animation houses – it’s just that my 2-year-old seems to like Puss in Boots and […]
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Jul 22 2011

Friends With Benefits

(This review was originally published on July 22, 2011 at The Rogers Revue) When a film taps into a recurring theme like the fabled existence of complication-free ‘relations’, it stands to reason that aspects of its script would appear like faded remnants of rom-coms in the past. These days it’s hard  to talk about anything […]
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