Magnolia Pictures

Jul 27 2012

The Queen of Versailles

(This review was originally published on July 27, 2012 at Reel Film News) “This is more like a riches-to-rags story,” laments David Siegel, founder and CEO of Westgate Resorts, which, as of when filming commenced on “Queen of Versailles”, was the largest  timeshare company in the world. The septuagenarian real estate mogul wears a dyspeptic […]
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May 31 2012

Take This Waltz

(This review was originally published on May 31, 2012 at Reel Film News) “Take This Waltz” is an awkwardly paced romantic drama that puts its stock in aesthetics rather than dynamics. A mundane story spiked with character-defining eccentricities, its plot progression is manic but without much substance.
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May 26 2012

God Bless America

Tearing into a media culture that caters to society’s lowest common denominator, writer/director Bobcat Goldthwait’s “God Bless America” lashes out at reality TV, YouTube and the country’s shrinking sense of human decency. While  some memorably shocking moments are slightly diminished by a clichéd final act, the film is wholly unapologetic –  a brutal social commentary that might […]
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