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Review: Entourage (2015)

Comedy with no laughs, drama with no dramatic tension and satire that contains no criticism or comment on its subjects, Entourage is a vacuous, pointless, sexist parade of leering, letching and contempt for at least 50% of the population. This is Hollywood as the land of naked ambition and consumerism filled with shallow, vain, self-serving … Continue reading

Movie Catch-up: Silver Linings Playbook (2013)

Before American Hustle was David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook, a rom-com-drama about life, love, loss and mental illness. Russell’s messy, semi-improv style, coarse script and star casting hides an immortal 1940’s plot-line, a will-they, won’t-they romance with added dance competition and anti-depressants. With it’s feel-good title, oddball hero, kookie leading lady, a football game, … Continue reading

Movie Catch-up: Moliere

Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, pen-name ‘Molière’ wrote more than 30 plays and is considered in France to be a greater playwright than Shakespeare. This costume tragi-comedy, co-written and directed by Laurent Tirard begs comparison with Shakespeare in Love. In 1644, Molière was bankrupted and went missing for several months. Tirard fills those months with a fictional account … Continue reading

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