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Features FIVE STAR FILMS 

FIVE STAR FILMS #58: Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach – 2012)

Shot in black and white Frances Ha follows the titular character (Gerwig); a twenty something struggling to find her place and future in New York City. Yes it is a little bit Girls, a little bit Woody, but undoubtedly its own masterpiece and a wonderful take on the romance genre.

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Film Review 

REVIEW: Father’s Chair (Luciano Moura – 2012)

Grounded in the importance of valuing your family above all and with an optimistic outlook on national togetherness, director Moura delves into the emotionally challenging relationships between parents and children, and how our destiny is defined by the relationships we cherish most.

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Film Review 

REVIEW: TO THE WONDER (Terrence Malick – 2012)

It’s a conflicting experience that on the one hand is a poignant examination of the intrinsic ‘decay’ underwriting American society (and therefore identity) in contrast to ‘old world’ Europe. On the other hand it’s a waffling, bloated, pretentious mess.

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DVD/BLU RAY Review 

DVD REVIEW: Hemingway & Gellhorn (Phillip Kaufman – 2012)

Hemingway and Gellhorn suffers because the story of a woman not wanting to be the footnote in her partner’s career, whose message inadvertently becomes the footnote in a meandering mess of a biopic.

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Features Opinion 

19th Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations

Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables and David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook led the nominees at the 19th Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards with four apiece. Rounding out the nominees for Outstanding Performance By A Cast in A Motion Picture were Argo and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

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