‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Review: A refreshing cinematic experience

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With eight Academy Award nominations under its belt, Silver Linings Playbook comes to audiences with high expectations. Thankfully the film lives up to its every nomination and offers a unique, heartfelt story in the modern world in the midst of an overwhelmingly large number of period pieces this holiday season. Continue reading

‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Review: Behind-the-scenes bravery

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Zero Dark Thirty is a thrilling take on one character’s long and arduous process toward the discovery and killing of the al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in 2011. It offers action, suspense, and a great deal of catharsis for the audience, making it truly a unique experience. However, some political issues may detract the critically acclaimed film’s ability to take top honors with audience members. Continue reading

‘Django Unchained’ Review: To laugh or not to laugh?

Django Review

With Django Unchained being highly anticipated this holiday season, it’s unfortunate that while the film is thrilling, tense, and even humorous at times, it falls short in delivering excitement for the full 165 minutes. Continue reading

‘Les Misérables’ Review: The movie musical of dreams

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Les Misérables has the difficult task of weaving film, literature, and musical theater into one enormous work of art while at the same time attempting to please fans’ high expectations. While there may be some imperfection within this process, Oscar-winning director Tom Hooper soars in bringing this completely engrossing and exceptionally fresh cinematic experience to life. Continue reading

‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ Review: It’s good to be back

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For those moviegoers longing to return to Tolkien’s Middle-earth, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey offers a satisfying adventure within the same world of The Lord of the Rings, but certainly has a different story to tell. Continue reading