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Frozen (2013)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy Remember when Disney was the king of the animated film? Remember when every new Disney release was a highly anticipated event? Unfortunately for most of this new century, it appeared that this legendary studio had lost its way.  The list of films Walt Disney Animation Studios released during the 2000’s decade included […]

Classic Film Review-Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy In a decade chock-full of sugar coated popcorn sellers, Hannah and her Sisters is a breath of fresh air, proving that truly great films were still made during the 1980’s. Like many of Woody Allen’s movies, Hannah and her Sisters is filmed in New York City and revolves around an extended family’s […]

Top 6 Lists: LGBT Characters-Last 25 Years

List by-Jarrett Leahy The overwhelming critical success of Dallas Buyers Club and Blue is the Warmest Color (the 2013 Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or winner) is proof yet again that film is one of the leading modern art forms at the front line of helping people become more understanding and tolerant to alternative lifestyles.  Of […]

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy Set in the Mid 80’s during the height of the AIDS epidemic, Dallas Buyers Club tells the story of Ron Woodroof, a boozing, homophobic electrician/bull rider who is informed that his womanizing lifestyle has led to his contracting the HIV virus and is given thirty days to live.  Ostracized by bigoted friends […]

Short Term 12 (2013)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy While some film lovers are lucky enough to have available to them boutique movie houses that specializes in smaller indie films, for many movie fans, the only films they get to see in any given year are the slew of big budget blockbusters that get delivered to their local cineplex. So unless […]

Hidden Gem of the Week-Straight Time (1978)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy One of the true joys of the cinema hobby is finding long lost or forgotten hidden gems. With hundreds of new films released year in and year out, there are bound to be handful of great movies that for one reason or another fall through the cracks or are all but ignored […]

The Monuments Men (2014)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy The Monuments Men tells of a group of art historians who were recruited to protect and retrieve millions of pieces of stolen art that the Nazis took during World War II. After so many years, it is great to have these men and their unheralded achievements finally recognized. Without their efforts so […]