Category: Film Reviews

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DVD review: Great Expectations

PG-13, 128 minutes I know, I know … you’re thinking to yourself, why should I care about the (seemingly) 3,074th version they’ve made of “Great Expectations” for film or television? Short answer: because the...

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DVD review: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

R, 119 minutes The first “Anchorman” movie was spectacularly overrated, and the sequel is a heaping helping of seconds. Oh, you’ll laugh during “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.” Probably chortle quite uproariously on a...

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DVD review: The Wolf of Wall Street

R, 180 minutes “No good movie is too long and no bad movie is short enough,” wrote Roger Ebert. I don’t entirely agree – I’ve seen plenty of worthy films that could’ve been improved...

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DVD review: Frozen

PG, 102 minutes File the recent Academy Award Race for best-animated film under “Most Predictable Event Ever.” “Frozen” was easily the finest animated flick of 2013, not that the competition was all that keen....

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DVD review: ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

R, 104 minutes The biggest question I had about the Coen Brothers’ latest work was not “What?” but “Why?” Why did they feel compelled to make this movie? Like another fairly recent film of...

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DVD Review: ‘Gravity’

PG-13, 91 minutes Despite being only 91 minutes long, “Gravity” is a bona fide cinematic epic, a film with a big story and jaw-dropping special effects. Seen in IMAX or on a big screen,...

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DVD Review: ‘All Is Lost’

PG-13, 106 minutes In many ways, “All Is Lost” is 2013’s companion film to “Gravity,” though far fewer people saw it. Written and directed by rising young talent J.C. Chandor, “All Is Lost” stars...