Monthly Archives: July 2011

Crazy, Stupid, Love – Film Review

The Office’s Steve Carell continues his quest to find life after his iconic Michael Scott character’s departure, in the film Crazy, Stupid Love. Portraying a man whose life is turned upside down when his wife (Julianne Moore), asks for a … Continue reading

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The People vs. George Lucas – Film Review

It’s fanboys vs. the billionaire in The People vs. George Lucas, directed by Alexandre O. Phillippe. What starts out as reverent opus to the creator of Star Wars by fans, quickly turns ugly and stays that way. The film, which … Continue reading

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The Trip – Film Review

While perhaps better known for his indie films in the US, British actor Steve Coogan has a career at home that includes a frenenemy. That man is Rob Brydon, and they spoof their “relationship” with great gusto in The Trip … Continue reading

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Trollhunter

A midnight hit at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, the Norwegian film Trollhunter is a wild and unique ride, soon to be remade by the American director/producer Christopher Columbus. Tucson audiences can experience the original (in Norwegian with English subtitles) … Continue reading

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Friends With Benefits

Often contemporary films try desperately to capture a specific element from a different film era. For example, an inspired casting for a key role (think Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca), or, timeless musical numbers (Wizard of Oz) or even the entire … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Talk about a challenge. Delivering a film, the eighth in a series, to a rabid fan-base of a beloved series of books, during a summer filled with alien robots, superheroes and other distractions. Director David Yates does just that in … Continue reading

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Midnight in Paris – Film Review

Writer and Director Woody Allen’s latest film, Midnight in Paris, is a real gem. Part love letter to the city of light, part treatise on the futility of nostalgia and longing, and part classic Allen fare, this film delivers near … Continue reading

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