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Movie Review: Ophelia (2018)

Claire McCarthy’s Ophelia opens with the titular character telling, via voice-over, that she feels it is time that we hear her narrative told from her perspective. This is a promising notion. Many of Shakespeare’s supporting women warrant narratives on their own, and the veracious success that was 2016’s “Lady Macbeth” proves just how potent they…

Movie Review: Captain Fantastic (2016)

Kings, true kings, are superior to nobody; everybody’s their equal. That’s what makes them different. That’s what makes them especial. Kings rule over no one. A king’s true realm is their self. Ben (Viggo Mortensen, “A Dangerous Method”) and Leslie (Trin Miller, “The Invoking”) sought for this kind of kings out of their kin: Plato’s…

Movie Review: For Those in Peril (2013)

In a world where flying over, sailing on and even diving under the sea are everyday occurrences, one might say we’ve long forgotten the days of fear and respect of the vast blue entity that covers 71% of the planet’s surface. For the small coastal community portrayed in For Those in Peril, however, this is…

Movie Review: How I Live Now (2013)

When the beautiful, young Saoirse (pronounced “Seersha”) Ronan stunned us all with a fantastic performance as the title character in “Hanna,” it was easy to believe she’d soon be taking Hollywood by storm; little did we know that what she has in talent, she unfortunately seems to lack in wise decisions. First came the latest…

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