Archive | January 2014

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The Act of Killing (2013)

Review by: Jarrett Leahy Former Indonesian death squad leaders use various cinema genres to reenact the horrific mass killings they perpetrated on thousands of people during the mid-to-late 1960’s.  How about that for a synopsis?  Trying to come up with a grade for The Act of Killing was difficult. Some called it the most important […]

2013 Best Picture Nominees

When Academy award nominations for 2013 were announced earlier this week, I was pleased to see that I had already seen all the films selected for Best Picture. There is a sense of accomplishment (and relief) knowing whichever film is selected as Best Picture, you’ve already seen and have an opinion about it. Some years […]

2013 Top 10 Films

The wonderful (and frustrating) thing about Top 10 lists is how taste specific they are to each person creating them. They are a way of telling other movie fans these are the films that best represent the previous year in movies for me. The films that touched me the most, left me in awe, and […]

Classic Film Review-Make Way For Tomorrow (1937)

It can be argued that 1937 was the year of director Leo McCarey. 1937 was the year McCarey released the classic slapstick comedy The Awful Truth starring Cary Grant and Irene Dunne. The Awful Truth was such a hit film that it went on to be nominated for Best Picture and Leo McCarey was awarded […]