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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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Brideshead Revisited

None August 7th, 2008


Reviewer's Grade: A-

Directed by Julian Jarrold ("Becoming Jane"), this new adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's elegiac novel of faith, Brideshead Revisited, recovered is sharp and touching. Charles Ryder (Matthew Goode, "Match Point" can't decide with which of the Flyte siblings he is most in love"”Sebastian or Julia. Sebastian's homosexuality offends his Catholic faith, and Julia has married a man with whom she is not in love, and adultery seems her only way out.

Can one shake off one's religious faith when it becomes inconvenient and latch on to it again at the moment of death? Emma Thompson and Michael Gambon co-star as the separated but never divorced parents, and the screenplay by Andrew Davis and Jeremy Brock captures much of Waugh' s bitter wit and grappling with guilt. More than just being a film for audiences that still enjoy biting repartee, it's for anyone who has a hard time making his prejudices fit well with his better instincts. PG-13

"”Doug Bentin

  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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