• Posts Tagged ‘Gritty’

    Killing Them Softly

    by  • December 10, 2012 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Sometimes watching a movie is sort of like watching a train wreck in slow motion, as if a child has set up a train set so that several trains will all smash into each other. “Killing Them Softly” is a movie like that. We know from the moment we meet most of the characters...

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    Snow White & The Huntsman

    by  • June 4, 2012 • Movie Reviews and Features

    There's a lot to like about "Snow White and the Huntsman," and a lot to dislike. This grittier take on the familiar fairy tale is likely to divide audiences into those who demand intelligence (or at least not willful stupidity) from movies and those who just want to be taken for a fun ride....

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    Safe House

    by  • February 13, 2012 • Movie Reviews and Features

    There's a certain pleasure in seeing a familiar job done well with a slightly new mix of tools, and that's just what "Safe House" is. There's not much new about this CIA double-cross story, but the setting, actors, cinematography, and story details are a new combination, and it's enjoyable watching familiar gears mesh and...

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    Viva Riva!

    by  • July 4, 2011 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Djo Munga Starring: Patsha Bay, Manie Malone, Hoji Fortuna Rated: R for strong sexuality, graphic nudity, brutal violence, language, and some drug use. The Democratic Republic of Congo is a very different place from the settings of most gangster films we see here in the States, but “Viva Riva!” would be right at home in...

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