I was eager to see "The Grand Budapest Hotel" because its creator has done such fine whimsical works before. Both of them raised whimsy to an art form, and so does this latest work.
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By now, we should be convinced that Meryl Streep can do anything, but we've never seen her do ugly like this!
It's an ugly, unforgivable movie of shameful practices and sociopathic tendencies. How else, of course, would you make a movie about Wall Street finance?
Riding a wave of black-themed films, movies about slavery, apartheid, and police repression dominate this year's nominations for best progressive films.
"American Hustle" isn't an art experience; it isn't a universal story and it won't change your life or your attitude. It's only what movies are made to be: fun.
Let me quickly recommend some lesser known labor films worth your attention.
Here are ten films that make a compelling case for why Hollywood has come down not only with severe sequelitis, but remake-itis as well.
1913 Massacre is a touching documentary that revisits the tragic events that took place in the copper mining town of Calumet in the northern tip of Michigan on Christmas Eve 1913.
"Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" is visually stunning, unfolding professionally within a familiar bio-pic template.