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‘The Shack’ Has An Inspiring Story | Film Review

  The Shack is a 2017 drama film starring Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Radha Mitchell, Tim McGraw and Graham Greene. It is directed by Stuart Hazeldine (known for Exam and Agincourt).   A synopsis for this film via IMDb reads: “After the abduction and presumed death of Mackenzie Allen Phillips’ youngest daughter, Missy, Mack receives a letter and suspects it is from God, asking him to return to The Shack[…]

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‘Gifted’ Is A Touching Drama | Film Review

  Gifted is a 2017 drama starring Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Jenny Slate and Octavia Spencer. It is directed by Marc Webb (known for 500 Days Of Summer). A synopsis for this film reads: “Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.”   I want to start off by saying that this is one of[…]

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‘Live by Night’: A Solid If Problematic Gangster Film | Film Review

  Since his career resurrection as a director three of Ben Affleck‘s films have been adaptations of Dennis Lehane novels. Affleck’s most recent effort is an adaptation of Lehane’s Prohibition set novel Live by Night which is now available on DVD and Blu-ray.   Joe Coughlin (Affleck) is an Irish-American criminal in Boston who runs afoul of two of the[…]

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‘My Cousin Rachel’: An Oddly Non-Gothic Adaptation Of A Literary Classic | Film Review

  Roger Mitchell is famous for Notting Hill – arguably a romantic comedy hallmark. However he has not always fared equally well, whenever he ventured into more dramatic and complex genres, on the other side of the Atlantic in particular (i.e. the Ben Affleck, Samuel L. Jackson vehicle Changing Lanes, or the critical disaster Hyde Park On Hudson).   So[…]

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‘The Mummy’: A Disappointing Blockbuster | Film Review

  The Mummy is a 110 minutes action film starring Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, Annabelle Wallis, Sofia Boutella and Jake Johnson. It is directed by Alex Kurtzman (known for Star Trek and The Amazing Spider-Man 2).   A synopsis for The Mummy reads:   “An ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension”.   Tom Cruise’s version[…]

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