Movie Review: DRACULA UNTOLD

DRACULA UNTOLD poster | ©2014 Universal Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Sarah Gadon, Charles Dance, Art Parkinson Writers: Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, based on characters created by Bram Stoker Director: Gary Shore Distributor: Universal Release Date: October 10, 2014 Audiences at this point have a right to be wary of anything with “Dracula” in the title, for the reason that the name at this point conjures less dread of the undead than dread of unoriginality. The master vampire, as villain, tragic hero and/or some combination thereof has been explored pretty thoroughly. As for less familiar versions – Vlad Dracul as young human warlord […]Read On »

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Movie Review: ENEMY

ENEMY movie poster | ©2014 A24

Stars: Jake Gyllenhall, Melanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon, Isabella Rossellini Writer: Javier Gullon, based on the novel THE DOUBLE by Jose Saramago Director: Denis Villeneuve Distributor: A24 Theatrical Release Date: March 21, 2014 The film ENEMY is based on Jose Saramago’s 2004 novel THE DOUBLE. Saramago is a Nobel Prize-winning author, and it’s entirely possible the source material for this movie is brilliant. ENEMY, however, is not. If it is the chronicle of a disaffected, bored young college professor having a nervous breakdown, we don’t know enough about the man to care and the details of his delusion don’t intrigue us; […]Read On »

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Movie Review: A DANGEROUS METHOD

A DANGEROUS METHOD movie poster | ©2011 Sony Pictures Classics

Rating: R Stars: Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, Sarah Gadon, Vincent Cassel Writer: Christopher Hampton, based on his play THE TALKING CURE, based on the book A MOST DANGEROUS METHOD by John Kerr Director: David Cronenberg Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics Release Date: November 23, 2011 When the subject of witty, dry, cerebral movie comedies arises, David Cronenberg is not the first director who springs to mind. Nevertheless, he’s made a fine one with A DANGEROUS METHOD, about the making and unmaking of the real-life professional relationship and personal friendship between Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen) and Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) […]Read On »

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