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The Disaster Artist

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  Only a prolific actor/filmmaker like James Franco who races through a multitude of projects faster than the speed of light would have ever dreamt of making a movie like The Disaster Artist. Most of Franco’s cinematic ideas always look much better on paper than on the screen, and for someone who has more failures than successes, he … Continue reading




Crooked House

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Gilles Paquet-Brenner‘s take on Agatha Christie’s novel Crooked House with a script by Julian Fellows (Downton Abbey) and a rather wonderfully starry cast with some campy performances, and filmed on location in the stately Hughenden Manor, had all the ingredients for being a far better movie than it was.  Despite all these elements it had … Continue reading




The Shape of Water

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Guillermo del Toro’s flawless adult fairy tale is unquestionably one of the most enchanting screen romances of the year.  This story of the demure mute cleaning woman who finds a kindred spirit in the merman creature whom she rescues from the secret Government laboratory where she works,  is a joyous tale of hope and love … Continue reading



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