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Film Review: Margaret (Dir. Kenneth Lonergan)

Margaret Dir. Kenneth Lonergan [Fox Searchlight Pictures; 2012] by Paul Bower Rating: Kenneth Lonergan’s latest effort has been mired in mild controversy for nearly a decade, the subject of some as-yet unresolved lawsuits, and, more recently, a sort of acid test for the integrity/gravitas of film critics the world over. Shot in 2005 and finally released last year in the middle of a protracted, bitter legal battle between Lonergan and producer Scott Rudin, the vast majority of film critics panned the theatrical release of Margaret.
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Film Review: Trance (Dir. Danny Boyle)

Music / Rock & Pop : Tiny Mix Tapes (2 years ago)

Trance Dir. Danny Boyle [Fox Searchlight; 2013] by Jafarkas Rating: After nearly two decades of making films, Danny Boyle’s cinematic legacy is as impressive as it is elusive. On paper, his resume looks superb: a definitive counter-... Read Post

Film Review: The Tree of Life (Dir. Terrence Malick)

Music / Rock & Pop : Tiny Mix Tapes (4 years ago)

The Tree of Life Dir. Terrence Malick [Fox Searchlight; 2011] by Paul Bower Rating: With his latest work, director Terrence Malick has gotten as close as he probably ever will to just blatantly laying out in no uncertain terms his f... Read Post

Film Review: Iconoclast (Dir. Larry Wessel)

Music / Rock & Pop : Tiny Mix Tapes (4 years ago)

Iconoclast Dir. Larry Wessel [Wesselmania; 2011] by Paul Bower Rating: Larry Wessel spent nearly a decade filming this leviathan of a biography on one of the American underground’s most controversial figures. It’s true that Wessel’s... Read Post

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