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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

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Spike Jonze is brilliant, just ask Her

INSPIRED - Spike Jonze’ new film, Her, is a mature film about an immature generation. If that sounds like an insult…sorry, Millennials. It’s not your fault. You are merely the cynical, complacent slippery slope bi-product of the Baby Boomers, who are merely the pampered, self-indulgent bi-product of the Greatest Generation, who are simply the inevitable slippery slope bi-product of … Continue reading

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The Butler got hustled: 12 reasons why Lee Daniels’ film is superior

12   The Butler reminds us of how seamlessly our unique government – our republic – passes the torch from one administration to the next. American Hustle reminds us how important the script is to the film. Without a good one the actors may be left to creating their own dialogue – and actors, by and large, aren’t very … Continue reading