"...I would like to state that although I have read some of the early Superman comics, I am by no means an expert on the character of Superman. However, my goal in this review is to convey my personal interpretation of Superman as a character, and to defend against the unreasonable backlash of Zack Snyder’s recent adaptation of the comic."
"It is rare that a film can capture the raw reality of being human, with it’s messiness, awkwardness, and powerful emotion; particularly, cinema rarely portrays the intensity and passion of intimate relationships with anything but glossy hyper-romance. Blue is the Warmest Colour (2013) succeeds on both these fronts, resulting in a film that erases it’s artifice as it constructs a love story that feels incredibly realistic."
"The plot of the film is mildly interesting but is not that engaging. I never felt like a child in complete awe of this fantastic mythology. The film is a mess at times and the pacing is abrupt. When the plot slows down and emotional character building scenes are introduced, it’s hard to really feel deeply for the characters. At times the film feels like a buffer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron. However, this film is definitely enjoyable for any marvel universe or comic book fan."
Check out this quick review by Lola Borissenko of Daniel Radcliffe's most recent film, Kill Your Darlings (2013).
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"Every year, several films are released that have very strong formal, stylistic characteristics to them that audiences and critics alike seem to fixate on the “style over substance” debate. An example from earlier this year is Only God Forgives by Nicholas Winding Refn and one from 2011 would be Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch. The Counselor has a more subdued visual style, but arguably falls in this category."
"With so many of the classics being watched over and over again every year, it’s hard to find that new, exciting, special movie that really gets under your skin. To save you guys some trouble, I’ve selected ten horror films—outside of the 80s slashers, 90s self-referential pastiche, and 2000s CGI remakes—that you may have missed, but definitely need to see."
"The characters are what make it so much fun, and feel almost like something Russ Meyer would have written; or any other exploitative, spaghetti Western from the mid 60s-70s. Irony is constant, and the thrills are equally exciting as they are comedic."
"Carrie is a ‘must see’ Halloween horror film. Although it is not a visually terrifying spectacle, its characters and story arcs will allow one to think about more than just blood on screen."
"Although the film itself is not necessarily that scary it makes up for this with the fun factor. This is perhaps what makes the film most enjoyable. The writers clearly have a deep appreciation for the genre and the script shows it. "
McQueen doesn’t shy away from the extreme violence inflicted on slaves and several aspects of the film such as the score accentuate the brutality of the condition. He manages to make, arguably, one of the best films that deals with the subject of slavery.
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