Monthly Archives: January 2015

The pursuit of stardom: J.K. Simmons slays in “Whiplash”

Well holy freaking shit. From The Slumdog Millionaire to Unbroken, most of us are suckers for a good underdog story, but no movie has been able to achieve the feat of gripping its audience like 2014’s Whiplash did. Directed by Damien Chazelle (who, by the way, is 30 years old with this as his sophomore film), Whiplash presents viewers with an

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“The Imitation Game”: not all those who win are victors

Let me point out Dumbo. This was one hell of a good movie.  The Imitation Game recounts the true story of Alan Turing, a professor and mathematician who, between the years of 1939 and 1941, worked with a group of cryptographers to crack Enigma, a communication device made of undecipherable codes used by the Germans during the war against Britain.

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We all saw “Boyhood” in 1993…we just didn’t know it.

So this is it. This is the movie that’s been garnering accolades uncontrollably, picking up statue after statue here and there at award shows. Boyhood, directed by Richard Linklater, has gained near-unanimous international acclaim and has been named one of the best movies of 2014 across different outlets. Already with a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama

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“Unbroken” fails to live up to its potential

We all love Angelina Jolie. She’s a good actress, a humble person, a fighter, and an activist. So, when Unbroken hit theatres, I was excited to see what Jolie had done with the remarkable true story of Louis “Louie” Zamperini. Zamperini (Jack O’Connell) was an Olympic athlete back in the late 1930s before he enlisted in the United States army in

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Reese Witherspoon treks her way into viewers’ hearts in ‘Wild’

I’m not going to lie. The first reason, the one that sparked my interest in watching Wild was the potential I saw in it to remind me of another movie I hold dear to my heart called Into The Wild, but I was pleasantly surprised by the film. It managed to hold its own, and to compare the two would be a pointless affair,

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