31. 05. 2012
Sanada (Takashi Shimura, left) treats Matsanuga (Toshirô Mifune, right).

Ray of Hope: The Bleak Postwar Universe of Akira Kurosawa’s Drunken Angel

Japanese master Akira Kurosawa is arguably one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. Yet he seems to have been largely forgotten by modern cinemagoers – despite the fact that he produced a...

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29. 05. 2012
Jill (Adam Sandler) and Jack (Adam Sandler) celebrating their birthday.

Double Trouble: Jack & Jill, or Why One Adam Sandler is More than Enough

Seriously, what the heck is going on with Adam Sandler? In the eyes of many, Kevin Costner took the throne as worst actor-and-producer with his terrible 1997 trashfest The Postman. You could also...

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26. 05. 2012
The revamped King family, from left to right: Alexandra (Shailene Woodley), Matt (George Clooney), Scottie (Amara Miller), and their friend Sid (Nick Krause).

Time To Say Goodbye: The Fragility of Family Ties in Alexander Payne’s The Descendants

Women tend to love George Clooney because of his looks and demeanor, and understandably so. The average cinemagoer – males included – likes him because he has never shied away from ruining his...

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25. 05. 2012
The new IMF team, from left to right: William Brandt (Jeremy Renner), Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise), Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg), and Jane Carter (Paula Patton).

Against All Odds: On Why Brad Bird’s Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Works

In the course of his career, Thomas Cruise Mapother IV, or simply Tom Cruise in Hollywood circles, has had his fair share of memorable roles. Some of those coming to mind are Jerry...

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13. 05. 2012
The protagonist.

Castaway On The Moon

Castaway On The Moon is a brilliant new take on the ‘castaway’ theme. Imagine your life is in the dumps. I don’t mean that you broke a nail or your dog ran away;...

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13. 05. 2012
Bestseller movie poster

Bestseller

I have seen quite a few Korean films, and overall the production quality is normally quite good, this film was no different, however there were some elements in the plot which were slightly...

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05. 05. 2012
Donnie, Gretchen and the 'Bunny.'

Donnie Darko: a piece of junk from the hipster scrap pile

Admittedly, I sometimes am a late-starter; particularly when it comes to ‘hot’ or ‘new’ fads. One of the fads which seemed to be peaking while I was in high school was the fad...

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