*NEW* BROOKLYN REVIEW *NEW*

A great cast reprieved this pleasantly easygoing (if slightly underwhelming) drama. An Irish immigrant (Saoirse Ronan) lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a new romance. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. Ronan has developed into quite the actress. … Continue reading *NEW* BROOKLYN REVIEW *NEW*

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*NEW* CAROL REVIEW *NEW*

Two superb performances reprieve an overhyped and overlong affair. Set in 1950s New York, a department-store clerk (Rooney Mara) who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman (Cate Blanchett). I think this was another case of hype being a hindrance. I don't know what I was expecting BUT somehow it didn't … Continue reading *NEW* CAROL REVIEW *NEW*

THE AGE OF ADALINE REVIEW

Lively and Huisman excel in an easygoing and endearing love story. Even if you may have seen it all before. A young woman (Blake Lively), born at the turn of the 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After many solitary years, she meets a man (Michiel Huisman) who complicates the eternal life she … Continue reading THE AGE OF ADALINE REVIEW

TOP 20 BEST FILMS OF 2014 * PART TWO

SO HERE WE ARE . . . AT LAST. The second month into 2015. I know, terrible. For those who are still interested, we have the SECOND PART of my best films of 2014. The top 11-20! Feel free to search through my posts for my top 10. If you want, I can provide them. The best … Continue reading TOP 20 BEST FILMS OF 2014 * PART TWO

THE BEST OF ME REVIEW

Not the best for me. Two stars for the two couples. James Marsden (X Men), Michelle Monaghan (True Detective) and their "younger" counterparts do their best to uplift an incredibly tame and cheesy love story but . . . alas! To no avail. Another film to be adapted from another Nicholas Sparks novel and hopefully … Continue reading THE BEST OF ME REVIEW

WHAT IF REVIEW

What if . . . 'Arry Potter made a rom com about falling in love with a girl who is with somebody else? A surprisingly watchable and entertaining one, that's what. Daniel Radcliffe makes another impressive screen outing breaking away from those Hogwarts halls in this indie rom com. Now it's hardly original. The obvious … Continue reading WHAT IF REVIEW

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS REVIEW

Maybe OK was what I will always say to these sort of films. Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort bring to life a highly acclaimed bestseller making it an endearing drama and no doubt a teen weepie that will have people flooding to the cinema. Now these sort of films never appeal to a cynic like myself but hey after all the films I … Continue reading THE FAULT IN OUR STARS REVIEW