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DVD Review: Maudie

Every once and a while, a movie comes across that really makes an impact — whether because of the story, the visuals or a performance.  Sally Hawkins’ performance in Maudie is an example of the kind of visceral impact I’ve been searching for all year and have hardly found.  Based on the life of Canadian […]

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DVD Review: The Theory of Everything

I will be honest upfront: I find that I like biopics, especially those based on individuals who have to overcome tremendous obstacles. I am also a sucker for “un-actor-like” roles…meaning the actor or actress plays someone 360 degrees from their own self. But (and this is the very big stipulation) only if done well. Very […]

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DVD Review: Whiplash

I saw Whiplash late one night at the end of a three-movie-day before the Oscars in February, so I was tired and my eyelids were fighting me when seeing movie number three. As soon as Whiplash began, sleepiness was the furthest thing from my mind. I was captivated, disturbed, angry, shocked, and afraid. The movie […]

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Movie Review: If I Stay

This movie is old by now, but it is the last significant movie that I’ve seen in a while. I’m super excited for Mockingjay, but that is besides the point. If I Stay is a tearjerker, and you cannot label it as any less. All of my family members shed at least one tear, and […]

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