Wednesday 23 Jul

Escape from Tomorrow

With Escape from Tomorrow, one fears the story behind the movie would loom larger than the movie itself. Luckily, that is not the case. After all, it opens with a decapitation on Disney World’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster.
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William Friedkin spends a lot of time in his 2013 memoir discussing why Sorcerer didn't click with critics and audiences even though he believes it to be better than his previous film, The Exorcist. Now that Warner Home Video has reissued Sorcerer on Blu-ray, we can see what Friedkin's fuss is all about.
04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Broadchurch: The Complete First Season

Welcome to the coastal resort of Broadchurch, population … oh, who can keep track, what will all the corpses? Yes, Broadchurch is yet another British television procedural involving the search for a murderer in a quaint little town, just like the limited series The Fall and Top of the Lake.
04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

Essentially part five in the ridiculously profitable horror franchise, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones continues the found-footage conceit of the other films. The difference is instead of the scares taking place in rich white suburbia, they do so in a junky apartment complex on a largely Latino side of Oxnard, Calif.
04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Holy Ghost People

Holy Ghost People examines two sisters whose bond is torn — but by what? After her sibling has been missing for more than a year, Charlotte (Emma Greenwell, TV's Shameless) intends to find out.
04/15/2014 | Comments 0
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None November 6th, 2008


Angelina Jolie, reminding us that she really can act, stars as Christine Collins, a floor manager for the Los Angeles phone company in 1928. She arrives home late and discovers that her 9-year-old son is missing. The police won't take her call for 24 hours, and even then they try to convince her that kids run away all the time. A couple of months later, they present her with a boy who almost fits the description. She knows he isn't her son and says so.

To avoid looking like morons in the press, the cops allow Capt. Jones (Jeffrey Donovan) to intimidate Christine, finally forcing her into the country psycho ward without a warrant. Christine refuses to give up on the hope that Walter may still be alive. She fights to the end of the film, tough and determined to learn the truth, and it would be easy to emphasize her quest and see the movie as praise of what an individual can do to shake up the status quo.

Clint Eastwood's films have frequently been about the advantages and need to form effective teams "” even artificial families "” and in "Changeling," Christine's will only runs her head against the bricks of conspiracy when she works alone. Start thinking Oscar nominations. This is a good one.  

"”Doug Bentin

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