Category Archives: Cinema Reviews

Race

Screen Writers Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse created a script that director Stephen Hopkins uses to give the audience a solid, well-crafted film. There is nothing in the craft of this¬†film that is spectacular, but nothing is anywhere near sub-par. It is what one has come to expect from experienced, professional filmmakers. The audience is…
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45 Years

We discover Geoff (Tom Courtenay) and Kate (Charlotte Rampling) Mercer in the final days before celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary. Things are on track for a momentous party with friends and neighbors. Kate is securing the venue and dealing with the details that such an event demand. A letter addressed to Geoff arrives. The letter…
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Nothing Personal

Polish director Urszula Antoniak uses her 2009 film, Nothing Personal to tell a story about living on the margins in this modern, fractured world. Set in Ireland, we first discover Anne (Lotte Verbeek) in a stripped bare apartment above a bustling street. She slowly pulls the gold wedding band from her finger and disappears onto…
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A Bottle in the Gaza Sea

A Bottle in the Gaza Sea offers the viewer a small snippet of hope for the mess that makes up the Middle East. It's not much hope, and the premise is too far fetched to think such an event could trigger much change. But then, the story is fun to consider, and we know that…
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