The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Reviewed by Gerald

Gerald thinks The Curious Case of Benjamin Button has a lot to offer for this holiday season.  Read his entire review by clicking here.

This is an intelligent and handsomely mounted film and it doesn’t use its lengthy running time to build to a particularly complex emotional effect. It’s a solid epic movie with more substantial breadth than body (much like Forrest Gump, Doctor Zhivago, and The Aviator). It is a film of enormous proportions that takes major steps in the storytelling of a “man-child’s” inverted life and the normal aging of a woman romantically involved in his life.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, staring Brad Pitt Reviewed by Gerald at HDFEST

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“The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” Movie Review

Colin has a movie review of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford for you today.  Wow, is that a long title or what?  Click to enjoy the full technicolor 3D review here.

 

“The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” looks great.  It is moody and poetic.  These landscapes of snow and sun, nighttime railroad heists, are impressionistically rendered by cinematographer Roger Deakins, always a reliable hand. 

 

Movie Review of Burn After Reading

Rosie reviews Burn After Reading, the new film by the Coen Brothers.

The Coen Brothers are back!  I guess.  I mean, it says they are.  Right there on the poster: “A Film by Joel and Ethan Coen”.  So … can’t argue with that.  And yet, for some reason, I can’t quite shake the feeling that it’s more of a “technical back” than an “actual back”.  Like, remember when David Lee Roth reunited with Van Halen last year for a reunion tour, but, eh … it seemed like they were kind of just going through the motions?  Even the most die-hard Van Halen fans knew somewhere in their hearts that the band was, at best, just “technically back”.  The kind of return that exists almost entirely in semantics, but that in reality has a much emptier significance to it.   As opposed to being “actually back” like, for instance, when John Travolta reemerged from exile in Pulp Fiction and even though it wasn’t particularly hyped as his comeback, everyone recognized pretty quickly after seeing it that he was actually back. Read the rest of the review here