Movie Review: THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY

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Rating: PG-13 Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Oscar Isaac, David Warshofsky Writer: Hossein Amini, based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith Director: Hossein Amini Distributor: Magnolia Pictures Release Date: September 26, 2014 If Alfred Hitchcock were in a low-key mood – no crop-dusters or briefcase bombs – he might have made something like THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY, the directing debut of Hossein Amini, who adapted the screenplay from Patricia Highsmith’s novel. In fact, Amini has taken pains to make JANUARY look as though it was made in the year it takes place, 1962, when Hitchcock was still active, with […]Read On »

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Recap of the LA FILM FESTIVAL 2014

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It’s come to this: either the LA Kings have to stop winning hockey championships or the LA Film Festival has to change it’s dates or location. Held at the massive and massively impressive LA Live Center it includes the Regal Cinema complex that boasts one screen so large it’s “the biggest movie experience in Los Angeles.” It also is adjacent to the Staples Center where the Kings play (and insist on keep on winning). The Kings and the LA Film Festival are both part of the rebirth of the downtown area but it may be becoming too much of a […]Read On »

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Movie Review: A DANGEROUS METHOD

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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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