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La Familia

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This debut feature film from  Venezuelan filmmaker Gustavo Ronon Cordova which is not just a mere indictment of the financial consequences of his country’s near economic collapse, but on the dire effects it has on the family. His two-hander of a story is of a father and son living in near slum conditions in a rough no-go area of … Continue reading



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




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