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Captain Phillips (2013)

Spoiler Scale (How spoilery is this article on a scale of 1 to 10?):  3   All filmmakers lie – by commission and omission, consciously and unconsciously.  If the narrative feature film sells the big lie as art, and the documentary sells the little lie as the truth, what is the role of the biopic?  It seems like a losing proposition to me.  Futile attempts ... Read More »

Cloud Atlas (2012)

Spoiler Scale (How spoilerly is this article on a scale of 1 to 10?)  3  “Middlebrow” is typically used as a derogatory term by the snobby to describe an attempt to create something that is both broadly accessible and worthy of artistic merit.  Personally, I do not think there is a damn thing wrong with straddling this illusory fence – particularly in the case of Cloud ... Read More »

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