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One Minute Review: Unbroken (2014) [3.5]

UNBROKEN Release Date 25 December 2014 Director Angelina Jolie Screenplay Joel and Ethan Coen Richard LaGravenese William Nicholson Drama, War Rated PG-13 for war violence including intense sequences of brutality, and for brief language 137 minutes – 3.5 out of 5 stars Incredibly inspirational, “Unbroken” finally tells the unbelievable true story of USA Olympian and…

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One Minute Review: What If (2014) [4.0]

WHAT IF Release Date 15 August 2014 Director Michael Dowse Screenplay Elan Mastal Comedy, Romance Rated PG-13 for sexual content, including references throughout, partial nudity and language 102 minutes – 4 out of 5 stars “What If” or “When Wallace Met Chantry”: Can men and women just be friends? Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan attempt…

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Ten Favorite Films of 2014

Even though this was one of my busiest years yet, I still had time to see over 350 films, a third of which were released in 2014. I saw old classics that I had never seen before like “Amelie” and “Spirited Away” and new classics like “Birdman” and “Joe”. I completed my Oscar Challenge this…

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One Minute Review: Frank (2014) [4.5]

FRANK Release Date 5 September 2014 Director Lenny Abrahamson Screenplay Peter Straughan Jon Ronson Comedy, Drama, Mystery Rated R for language and some sexual content 96 minutes – 4.5 out of 5 stars The mythos of the Midas Touch tells the story of a king that is granted the power of turning everything he touches…

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One Minute Review: The Giver (2014) [3.0]

THE GIVER Release Date 15 August 2014 Director Philip Noyce Screenplay Michael Mitnick Robert B. Weide Science Fiction Rated PG-13 for a mature thematic image and some sci-fi action/violence 94 minutes – 3 out of 5 stars Even Jeff Bridges cannot save “The Giver” from being a young adult retread that comes off even less…