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My Favorite Film of 2016: La La Land

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Spoiler Scale (How spoilery is this article on a scale of 1 to 10?):  5    In perusing the year-end lists and reviews, I noticed a trend whereby professional and non-professional cinephiles alike seem to register a measured – if not, suspicious – appreciation for writer/director Damien Chazelle’s awards-bound musical, La La Land.  Chazelle certainly offers up plenty of familiar ... Read More »

Only God Forgives (2013)

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Spoiler Scale (How spoilery is this article on a scale of 1 to 10?):  4 As the title to his new film suggests, writer/director Nicolas Winding Refn is not concerned with the godly virtues – only blood and justice.  The blood is certainly thicker than water.  And the justice is old world. That blood runs through Crystal (Kristin Scott Thomas), her first son, Billy (Tom ... Read More »

The Place Beyond the Pines (2013)

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Spoiler Scale (How spoilery is this article on a scale of 1 to 10?):  3   As the credits rolled at the conclusion of the 140-minute The Place Beyond the Pines, I immediately wondered if the film is as successful as the novel in conveying the three distinct-but-related stories of fathers and sons.  And much to my surprise, I found out that the screenplay – penned by ... Read More »

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