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Seven Sentence Review: The Artist

The Artist is a charming, even buoyant movie, a silent film shot in black and white, carried by the orchestra soundtrack and the remarkable charisma of the two leads, Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo, and a sidekick scene-stealing dog named Uggie. This movie is a...

Seven Sentence Review: War Horse

Lots of people will love the movie War Horse, as it plays on their emotions with too much music, overacting, and unnecessarily dramatic lighting. I’m sure War Horse is a wonderful play, and it’s easy to see the movie’s roots: Things fall out neatly...

Seven Sentence Review: Hugo

Hugo is a visually stunning movie unlike any I’ve ever seen, revealing a director (Martin Scorcese) who is in every way at the top of his game. While there certainly is a plot and extremely good acting, this is a movie with visual images so rich and beautiful to...

Seven Sentence Review: The Help

The Help, based on the book by Katheryn Stockett, is an unusually good adaption of a very good book. The story, set in the early 60’s, is about a white woman (Skeeter, played by Emma Stone) in Jackson, Mississippi, who decides to write about something that...