Monthly Archives For December 2012

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REVIEW: Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

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Bigelow presents harsh truths and poses uncomfortable questions. How far would a nation go to avenge their people? What morally bankrupt exercises could/would you conduct in the name of “freedom”? Torture, brutality, coercion, manipulation, deceit – there are no rules, just the objective at all costs. The result is a powerfully engaging dramatic work that is easily Bigelow’s most accomplished directorial effort.

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REVIEW: Les Misérables (2012)

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Filmmaker Tom Hooper manages to break a record for climbing to the apex of movie musicals with Les Misérables. Unfortunately, he does it within the first hour of proceedings and the slide back to the bottom is a laborious walk through the famous stage musical’s song book.

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