• Posts Tagged ‘Rated: R’

    The Counselor

    by  • October 29, 2013 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Michael Fassbender and Javier Bardem in "The Counselor"

    There is a very small group of films which I think are brilliant but never particularly want to see again. “The Counselor” is in that group. It’s not a flawless film, but the performances and dialog are incredible, and while it’s a cautionary tale at heart, it’s never preachy. It’s also one of the...

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    by  • October 21, 2013 • Movie Reviews and Features

    The 1976 adaptation of Stephen King's novel "Carrie" is well known enough that a remake seems unnecessary. Director Kimberly Peirce ("Boys Don't Cry") proves that wrong, modernizing the setting, highlighting the modern tropes in the story, and drawing fantastic performances out of her cast. She also drenches it with a bleak, heartbreaking horror. With...

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    The World’s End

    by  • September 3, 2013 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Directed by: Edgar Wright Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Eddy Marsan, Rated: R for pervasive language including sexual references. Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright have brought us a pair of films that manage to be several things at once: “Shaun of the Dead” was a romantic comedy, a zombie movie,...

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