Film Review: The Rite (2011)

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SYNOPSIS:  An American priest travels to Italy to study at an exorcism school where he is introduced to a mysterious exorcist. REVIEW: So much snow on the ground dear readers. Some would say too much snow. I am one of those people. The skies have been very angry over NY as of late and all they do is block out the Sun (which I don’t mind) & drop these cursed flakes of frozen precipitation all … Continue reading

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Film Review: Berberian Sound Studio (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A sound engineer’s work for an Italian horror studio becomes a terrifying case of life imitating art. REVIEW: There is a scene, early on in “Berberian Sound Studio“, in which an hirsute Foley artist mutely and mercilessly bludgeons a watermelon to a shattered pulp, while his partner hacks and stabs a second melon. The whole thing is shot with the kind of fetishistic close-ups and aggressive editing of a slasher film. What we hear, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Red Lights (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Psychologist Margaret Matheson and her assistant study paranormal activity, which leads them to investigate a world-renowned psychic. REVIEW: With a cast featuring the likes of Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro and Cillian Murphy, it pays to take notice. Though let’s not forget our new up-and-comer Elizabeth Olsen rounding out this great film. We live in a world of skeptics, paranormalists, and con artists. Especially when it comes down to the spirits beyond. Sigourney Weaver … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Hunger Games (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A young girl volunteers to take her sister’s place in a fight to the death in a dystopian future. REVIEW: For a few years now, fans of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games (the first book in the three book series, published in 2008), have eagerly anticipated the film adaptation. Well, the time has come and with Gary Ross’ direction, The Hunger Games is now thrust welcomingly upon the world. In a futuristic world known … Continue reading

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