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Movie Review: The Beguiled (2017)

Filmmaker Sofia Coppola is a mixed bag in terms of her big screen artistry as both an actress and movie-making siren. Specifically, Coppola’s auteur skills can run rather cold and dismissive (penning the flat and forgettable costume saga “Marie Antoinette”) or can inspire unexpected hypnotic greatness of roguish contemplation and isolation (as demonstrated in her…

Movie Review: ’71 (2014)

War is hell even under optimal conditions, but when you do not know who your friends are or even who you can and cannot trust, it gets even darker. Just ask Private Gary Hook (Jack O’Connell, “Unbroken”), a raw recruit in the British Army who, contrary to his expectations of being sent to Germany, winds…

Movie Review: Lincoln (2012)

In 2012, Abraham Lincoln is on currency, in hundreds of dusty books, and sitting in a chair in his own memorial at one end of the National Mall. His image is stale; he is not a man, but an unknowable symbol. Steven Spielberg, however, fashions the legend into a flesh and blood human being in…

Movie Trailer: Lincoln (2012)

The wait is finally over. The full trailer for 20th Century Fox’s Lincoln is here. Based on a book “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by Doris Kearns Goodwin, and directed by Steven Spielberg, the film revolves around the 16th President of the United States of America and specifically with his handling…

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