Dec 142019
 

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood may not be Tarantino’s strongest film though I did enjoy this experience more than The Hateful Eight thanks to his attention to detail for the era along with some fun performances by both DiCaprio and Pitt.

 

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Feb 152017
 

American Pastoral receives, let’s say, mediocre reviews but for my money, I found all of the performances genuine and the story rather compelling, if not outright depressing and sad; for his first outing as director, Ewan McGregor did a fine job.

 

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Apr 152016
 

Uptown Girls is a breezy but nice little comedy featuring pleasant performances by Brittany Murphy and Dakota Fanning to go along with an interesting enough plot. The Blu-ray released through Olive Films has some actual features to go along with the so-so video and audio transfers.

 

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Sep 042014
 

Night Moves is not a movie for everybody. It’s a slow-burn crime-drama with some fine performances, particularly by Jesse Eisenberg yet you also have to be patient for the plot to play out with the first 20-minutes or so is all set-ups with the final 80-minutes used for the aftermath of the characters’ actions.

 

 

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Jun 052014
 

The Motel Life is a somber but well acted drama headlined by Emile Hirsch and Stephen Dorff who both work well together playing brothers. The writing is well done and it’s not your typical, run-of-the-mill film interjecting animation into the storytelling. The Blu-ray released by Cinedigm is light on any substantial special features but the video is good and the audio acceptable.

 

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