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Labor Day works way too hard

NOPE – It’s always a red flag for me when I see a young director stepping out of his comfort zone. Jason Reitman has successfully stepped out from his famous father’s shadow (Ivan Reitman) with critically acclaimed – and financially solvent – pictures like Up In the Air and Juno. I didn’t personally care for either of those films, … Continue reading

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Budapest Hotel a grand little yarn

YEP YEP – Wes Anderson is a true original. His filmmaking style, while undeniably precious, is easy on the eyes and ears, and always worth the price of admission. Nonetheless, in The Grand Budapest Hotel he borrows generously from two previous “writer with writer’s block checks in to strange hotel” films, namely the Coen Bros’ Barton Fink and Stanley … Continue reading