Kate Winslet

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Dec 16 2016

Collateral Beauty

The Wikipedia entry for Collateral Beauty prior to its release summarized the film thusly: “When a successful New York advertising executive suffers from a great tragedy, he retreats from life. When their business suffers, his coworkers conspire to make him look crazy, in an effort to discredit him and keep their jobs.” The first sentence […]
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Feb 26 2016

Triple 9

Director John Hillcoat  (“Lawless”) takes a page from David Ayer’s playbook with his dim perspective of law enforcement in the violent crime thriller “Triple 9”, which follows a gang of bank robbers embroiled in a heist that spirals out of control. A multi-character drama with talent to spare, Hillcoat’s foray into the urban jungle proves an invigorating […]
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Oct 16 2015

Steve Jobs

On the way to the local screening of Steve Jobs, I found myself musing about the pervasion of Apple products. When I was a kid, few people had Apples or Macintoshes; my grade school had Commodore 64s, and my dad had this weird all-in-one with an 8-inch floppy disk drive he would later switch for […]
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Mar 23 2014

Divergent

The first chapter in the newest pre-planned trilogy based on a series of young adult action/fantasy novels, “Divergent” has the advantage – or disadvantage, depending on how you look at it – of filling the void between “Hunger Games” movies, with an ostensible aim to capture an audience that just can’t wait until November to […]
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Sep 9 2011

Contagion

(This review was originally published on September 9, 2011 at The Rogers Revue) We’ve seen plenty of pandemic films before. Varying from big budget successes like “Outbreak”, independent pictures like 2009′s “Carriers” and Danny Boyle’s gruesome vision “28 Days Later”, the possibility of a global health emergency has been explored in movies for decades. It’s no wonder that this fictionally enhanced topic continues […]
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