Matthew Goode

Jul 9 2015

Self/Less

There are so many layers to Tarsem Singh’s Self/Less to start simply with an offhand remark about how many influences Singh has incorporated into it. Granted, at first look, Self/Less plays like a mix of John Frankenheimer’s Seconds, Robert S. Fiveson’s Parts: The Clonus Horror (unofficially remade as The Island by Michael Bay), Rian Johnson’s […]
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Dec 12 2014

The Imitation Game – Eddie’s review

At first glance, a film like The Imitation Game could be taken as an “inflight movie,” my term for a type of film you’d see on those popdown screens when you fly more than 4 hours with any major airline carrier. It’s a period piece, very character-centric, with nothing visually or aurally offensive – a […]
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Dec 12 2014

The Imitation Game

‘Tis the season for biopics: thus far, they’ve ranged from unreasonably icy Oscar fodder (“Foxcatcher”) to deep, ruminative Oscar fodder (“Wild”) to BBC TV movie-of-the-week style Oscar fodder (though “Theory of Everything” does boast nod-worthy performances from Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones). While “The Imitation Game” might appear by-the-numbers both figuratively and literally, the story is one that […]
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Mar 15 2013

Stoker

(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on March 15, 2013.) Director Park Chan-Wook has never been one to shy away from the darker side of the human psyche, as his cinematic output in his native Korea so readily shows. The most-known of his films to Western audiences, Oldboy, was based on a Japanese […]
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