Category: Fantasy / Historical

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‘We Have Always Lived In The Castle’ — And It Feels Like It

We have always lived in Shirley Jackson’s castle, whether we knew it or not. The Vermont author’s fables — grim visions of humans driven mad…

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Is “A Simple Favor” A True Story? The Thriller Feels Like A Mystery Novel

A Simple Favor is a seriously unexpected film for a number of reasons. The Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively-starring thriller is directed by Paul Feig,…

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Mary, Queen of Scots: the real history behind the film

A note-perfect performance from the three-time Oscar nominee charges a darkly compelling, if factually questionable, 16th-century retelling There are two differently mounted yet thematically similar…

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Posted in Fantasy / Historical Genres Science / Sci-Fi Western

Apollo 13 of Tom Hanks: The Imax Experience – As an experiment for both a studio and the IMAX folks

The most all-American, straight-arrow movie about space heroics and science would seem to be a natural for the wholesome educational programming of Imax, and “Apollo…

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“Moonlight Mile” is easily one of the most rewarding film experiences

This might seem an odd way to put it, but writer-director Brad Silberling’s Moonlight Mile could be thought of as a kind of backwards mirror-image…

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Posted in Action / Aventure Fantasy / Historical

Film Review: ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ (2002)

The first movie was the setup, and this one is the payoff. “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” leaves all of the explanations of…

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AD ASTRA (2019): the coolest man in a spacesuit

Cast Brad Pitt as Roy McBride Tommy Lee Jones as Clifford McBride John Ortiz as General Rivas Greg Bryk as Chip Garnes Kimberly Elise as…

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This is far from a perfect film in DOWNTON ABBEY?

Cast Hugh Bonneville as Robert Crawley Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley Michelle Dockery as Mary Crawley Jim Carter as Mr. Carson Laura Carmichael as Edith…

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