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Seven Sentence Review: Boyhood

Boyhood is a slow-moving, over-rated, uneven film in desperate need of an editor to trim some time from its almost 3 hour length. That being said, it’s also an impressive project, filmed with the same actors over 12 years so that we get to see Mason Evans Jr....

Seven Sentence Review: Into the Woods

Film-making is a collaborative process, and nowhere is this more evident or enjoyable than in a film like Into the Woods, where the acting, directing, costumes, production design, cinematography, and music are all performed by artists at the top of their game. From...

Seven Sentence Review: Unbroken

Unbroken, based on the best-selling book by Laura Hillenbrand (a great book that you should read), tells the true story of Louis Zamperini (played by Jack O’Connell), a World War II hero who survived two plane crashes, then survived stranded on a raft in the...

Seven Sentence Review: Gravity

Gravity, though not a perfect film, is well worth watching, as Sandra Bullock ably carries this film on her shoulders as an astronaut/scientist on a space mission that quickly turns disastrous. While on a spacewalk, Bullock’s character, Dr. Ryan Stone, learns...

Seven Sentence Review: Les Misérables

Any film adaptation of the most perfect live musical (are you picking up my biases?) is bound to somehow fall short of expectations, since perfection, cross-medium, would be nearly impossible, and this review is not a critique of the story or the musical at all, but...

Seven Sentence Review: Cloud Atlas

Note: In a first for me, I’m revising a review. And while both of the readers of this blog may decry such actions, it’s my blog, and I’ll do as I please. Why the revision? Because some films are better reviewed after the passage of a little bit of...