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Movie Review: Holy Air (2017)

Adam is a man (although not the first) living with his wife in the congested holy city of Nazareth. He is a member of the Christian Arab community, which is a population in decline in these parts. As the Angel Gabriel descended on Nazareth to announce the coming of the Messiah, Holy Air opens with…

Movie Review: Jersey Boys (2014)

A movie musical based on a stage musical built on pre-existing music certainly has some of its work done for it right from the point of cinematic conception, but even with such a head start, Clint Eastwood still applies enough tender, heartfelt identity to his adaptation, Jersey Boys, to make the screen version a touching…

Movie Review: American Hustle (2013)

Comb-overs, perms, cravats, disco, embezzlement and corruption — American Hustle has it all and then some. And like Scott Cooper’s film, “Out of the Furnace,” David O. Russell’s production features one of the best ensemble casts of the year. And like that movie it too utilizes Christian Bale to its advantage, but this time he…

Movie Trailer: American Hustle (2013)

The look of the 1970s can’t be matched and it is proudly on display in David O. Russell’s upcoming crime drama American Hustle. With a powerful ensemble cast consisting of actors handpicked by Russell from his earlier projects (“The Fighter” and “Silver Linings Playbook“), the film tackles corruption and American greed on all levels. The…

Movie Trailer: Gangster Squad (2012)

Just what we need — a good old fashioned gangster flick to heat up the cooling autumn days. Warner Bros’ Gangster Squad chronicles the battle between Los Angeles cops and the East Coast Mafia looking to establish a presence in the city. It’s set in the 1950s, and if the trailer is any indication, there’s…

Movie Review: Drive (2011)

The Driver (Ryan Gosling) has no need for a name. He embodies his job description — a Hollywood stunt driver who moonlights as a getaway driver. Life outside of the 1973 Chevy Malibu, his vehicle of choice, is anonymous. That is, until Irene (Carey Mulligan), who lives down the hall, walks into the Driver’s life….

Red Band Movie Trailer: Drive (2011)

The appetite for driving fast in movies will never be satisfied. “Drive Angry 3D” and “Transporter 3” are two recenter(?) movies with a theme that is conducive to lots of car chases and crashes. FilmDistrict, at Comic-Con, unveiled a trailer for their entrant into the genre: Drive. Basically, they replaced a man who delivers things…

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