Movie Review

Nov 5 2011

Tower Heist

(This review was originally published on November 5, 2011 at The Rogers Revue) It’s good to have Eddie Murphy back in the realm of comedy, and a relief to know that characters like Reggie Hammond and Billy Ray Valentine still have a place amongst the Norbits and Pluto Nashes that have weighed down his bag of […]
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Oct 28 2011

Martha Marcy May Marlene

(This review was originally published on October 28, 2011 at The Rogers Revue) “Martha Marcy May Marlene” begins as a quiet, unsettling psychological thriller that plants a seed of apprehension within its eerie first minutes and patiently grows into something considerably more terrifying. We see a young woman emerge from a cabin with a backpack, seemingly in […]
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Oct 21 2011

The Mighty Macs

(This review was originally published on October 21, 2011 at The Rogers Revue) Tim Chambers didn’t seem concerned about much other than preserving a piece of sports history when he wrote and directed “The Mighty Macs”, a film that endured four years of adversity, three of which involved seeking distribution after its completion. Along with co-producing […]
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Sep 23 2011

Killer Elite

(This review was originally published on September 23, 2011 at The Rogers Revue) “Killing is easy. Living with it is the hard part,” says Danny Bryce, Jason Statham’s character in “Killer Elite”. Though this nugget of wisdom is not imparted until well into the second half of the film, it’s a pretty good meter of […]
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Sep 16 2011

Straw Dogs (2011)

(This review was originally published on September 16, 2011 at The Rogers Revue) A Straw Dog – highly regarded, but when no longer need, discarded. In 1971, Sam Peckinpah’s psychological thriller “Straw Dogs” created a ripple in a generation of filmgoers  with  its  unprecedented depiction  of  human brutality. Censors struggled with an appropriate rating in England […]
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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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