Noah

Noah

“In the beginning, there was nothing.” Here it is on screen, straight out of the Bible, the tale of the early days of the world and mankind. At first and on a few occasions afterwards, we only get flashes of Genesis: a snake, an apple, a rock. But fear not: later on, Noah himself tells us the story of Creation as it unfolds on screen in one of the film’s most brilliant sequences. I went to Catholic school and I’m rather familiar with the Bible,…

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Her

Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) is a “sad, mopey” letter writer who’s going through a divorce. While he’s feeling lonely and vulnerable, he buys a new operating system for his computer and smartphone that uses artificial intelligence and that basically takes the form of a virtual person: Samantha (the voice of Scarlett Johansson). He instantly feels like he can truly relate to her and they become friends, and then more than that… Which brings up all these existential questions about the nature of being and about our…

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

It’s not easy to make a great sequel and I think it’s even harder to make a great comedy sequel. So much of comedy has to do with the element of surprise, with characters and situations being fresh, that it’s all that much harder to go back to the well for a second round. Then again, running gags and familiarity can have their own rewards, so it’s not impossible to make it work. So what’s the verdict on this here “Anchorman” sequel? Well, it’s good,…

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2014 log (1-2-3)

(30-31 Dec, 14, 29-30 Jan) Eastbound & Down (Season Three) (2013, Jody Hill & David Gordon Green) 65 [ Kenny Powers, still the consumate asshole, is now playing baseball in Myrtle Beach, but that soon isn’t the main thing on his mind. How could it be when he finds himself “stuck” with his baby son after former flame April disappears on him, which leads to many scenes in which Kenny demonstrates his so-called “parenting skills”. Back on the baseball field, as he’s trying to impress…

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