Articles from February 2015

Creative and critical movie writing from the Ped Mall to the moon!

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Drive Movie Poster

Drive

Nicolas Winding Refn should be mandatory viewing for film nerds.  The audacity and craftsmanship of his filmmaking put him on par with the likes of Darren Aronofsky (see Refn's Bronson), but with a sense of subtlety (Valhalla Rising).

Drive, Zero Motivation and the Oscars

In this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films coming soon to FilmScene.   Our line-up includes Drive, starring Ryan Gosling, which plays at FilmScene this Saturday, February 28, at 11PM, as part of Bijou After Hours.
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Still Alice

Not a single Ice Bucket Challenge to be had in this emotional drama that somehow leaves you wanting a bit Moore (not sorry).
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Song of the Sea

Song of the Sea is an animated film that reminds us, in the most beautiful way possible, of our own personal strengths that manifest in the name of reuniting a family. This is the second film by Academy Award-nominated director of The Secret of Kells, Tomm Moore.

Brick, The Homestrech, Still Alice and Oscar Best Actress Nominees

In this week’s show, we’ll be discussing three films coming soon to FilmScene.   Our line-up includes Rian Johnson’s 2005 film noir Brick, which plays at FilmScene this Saturday, February 21, at 11PM, as part of Bijou After Hours.
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Two Days, One Night

Tense and subtle, Two Days, One Night is an anxious smolder. A certain ilk of picture book always made me nervous as a child.
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Velvet Goldmine

Nothing makes a man so vain as being told he’s a sinner.  

Americans are stupendous at nostalgia. We express it daily with our pants. Our facial hair. The tortured rebirth of the retro Doritos bag.