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Bernie gets under your skin

INSPIRED – Bernie tells the true story of Bernie Tiede, a gentle caretaker who shot in cold blood a wealthy elderly woman whom he’d befriended, though the whole town of Carthage, Texas hated her. Bernie may seem part Christopher Guest mocumentary and part Errol Morris human interest fascination documentary, but  it is undoubtedly a Richard Linklater film of … Continue reading

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Shame Earns its Name

INSPIRED – It’s a tough film to watch. It earned an NC-17 rating for good reason. It tackles a subject matter many find somewhat redundant – sexual addiction – and it is the most honest film about the depravity of man’s darkest self-indulgence and masochistic behavior since Last Tango In Paris. Shame stars Michael Fassbender as ‘Brandon,’ a nebulous … Continue reading

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Charlize Theron Not Your Average Young Adult; Tintin a Treat

YEP YEP – Isn’t it great when a movie catches you by surprise? I could not stand Juno, so rushing out to see stripper turned screenwriter Diablo Cody’s follow-up wasn’t high on my list. I was very lukewarm on Up In the Air, so laying down the Amex for director Jason Reitman’s follow-up didn’t happen. But throw Charlize Theron into … Continue reading