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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: 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 (3 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

Film Review: Hard to Be a God (Dir. Aleksei German)

Music / Rock & Pop : Tiny Mix Tapes (3 hours ago)

Hard to Be a God Dir. Aleksei German [Lenfilm; 2014] by Paul Bower Rating: The fact that this film took over a decade to make in itself doesn’t make it great, but it does go a long way in explaining how it managed to so fully realiz... Read Post


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