"There is a tension created by the film as we have to wrestle with our own cynicism about people who make grand sacrifices, their reasons for making them, and the ways in which others tell their stories."
"While The Counselor focused on the hopeless darkness, Mark Kendall finds the humanity that keeps the lights on while fully aware of what could await them down the road."
"The thought that Blair Witch Project just might be real makes it much scarier than any of the teen horror flicks that have stumbled along in recent years."
"Fawning, but fun and fashion forward."
"Ultimately, the cumulative effect is deadening, just another chapter in an endless battle between overtasked and underpaid good guys, and cowardly baddies."
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New Zealander with UK citizenship, went to university in Surfers Paradise, Australia (don’t laugh, they have one there), swam with dolphins in the South Island, rafted 200 miles through the Grand Canyon, traveled by dogsled across... More
Teacher, English and Film Study, retired. Classical Music Editor, $ensible Sound magazine. Review Editor, DVDTOWN.com. Member, Online Film Critics Society (www.ofcs.org). Bright, quiet, loyal, dependable. Easily trained. Will fetc... More
It's far from comfortable viewing, but 12 Years a Slave's unflinchingly brutal look at American slavery is also brilliant -- and quite possibly essential -- cinema.
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