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Hunger Games Film Review

The film the Hunger Games gives out a hot, jumpy energy that’s irresistible. It has great romance, intensity and suspense. The Hunger Games is a mysterious, intriguing and thrill-seeking movie, it’s directed by Gary Ross and it’s based on the novel by Suzanne Collins. The film is set in a place called Panem in an…

Film Review 12 Years a Slave

Based on a true story, 12 Years a Slave depicts the journey of a free black man in the 1840s that is kidnapped and sold into southern slavery. Aside from the captivating story and tremendous acting, the historical accuracy of slavery during this time is gut retching. The director, Steve McQueen, does a remarkable job…

“I Am Sam”: Film Review

Sam Dawson (Sean Penn), a man with a developmental disability, is the single father of Lucy (Dakota Fanning), following their abandonment by her mother, who is revealed to be a homeless woman who “just needed a place to sleep”. Despite his limitations, Sam is well-adjusted and has a supportive group of friends with developmental disabilities,…



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Amelie – Intercultural Film Review

Amelie is a French movie about a young twenty something girl who’s world opened up to her when her mother dies and she is allowed to venture out. After a health misdiagnoses at a young child Amelie is stranded in her home away from all people and relationships until her mother passes away and she…

“The Breakfast Club” Film Review

The Breakfast Club is a movie made in the 80’s about 5 very different teenagers who are forced to spend the day in detention. At first, they appear to be judgmental of the others but by the end they learn to respect one another because they aren’t so different after all. This movie is still…

“Forrest Gump” Film Review

Forrest Gump, a movie that not only informs the audience and the people who interact with Forrest, about the life of a very simple man (Forrest Gump, played by Tom Hanks). It also teaches morals and the way life is perceived in the beautiful mind of a simple man. Forrest Gump, throughout the movie narrates…

Lean On Me Film Review

In the film Lean on Me, Joe Clark, played by Morgan Freeman, took on the responsibility of being the principle for a troubled inner-city high school. The students at this high school were mainly minority children, faced by issues of poverty, drugs, and racism everyday. The state of New Jersey claimed that this school was…

Away From Her – A Film Review

The film Away From Her, is a screenplay adaptation from the short story Bear came over the Mountain by Alice Munro. The story focuses around the relationship of Fiona and Grant, an Ontario couple married over 40 years. The couple is forced to face that fact that Fionas forgetfulness is actually Alzheimers disease. After Fiona…

Critical Film Review on Blood Diamond

A movie filled with shark and unforgettable moments truly gels the substance. It portrays different motives and goals and how each character changes his methodology and ways but the dream remains the same. Each follows his dream and then realizes it. It portrays the various reasons that make a person into a killer. Some do…

Submarine Film Review

You may have heard the tale of Oliver Tate, a 15 year old lost boy who thinks of himself as a literary genius. Oliver has an unusual screen presence, much like the rest of the cast, like he his shell shocked by everyday life. He has a very much skewered; almost autistic perception of the…

The Other Side of Heaven Film Review

The Other Side of Heaven is a 2001 film produced by Academy Award winner Gerald R. Molen and directed by Mitch Davis and stars Christopher Gorham as John Groberg and Anne Hathaway as Jean Sabin. The Other Side of Heaven is about John H. Groberg’s experience as a Mormon missionary in the Tongan islands in…

Film Review Brazil (1985) by Terry Gilliam

“Brazil” is set in a dystopian future, where society is closely monitored and its freedoms infringed upon by the Ministry of Information. The film is a humorous approach to the dystopia genre, which isn’t surprising given that the film is directed and co-written by Terry Gilliam (the creator of Monty Python). The film is the…

Baraka Film Review

‘Baraka’ is a non-verbal documentary filmed in 1992 by Ron Fricke. It has no script, no actors and no voice-over. It shows footage of landscapes, churches, ancient ruins, religious ceremonies and cities filmed using time lapse to show the daily lifestyle of humanity exactly as it is. The film begins with a series of slow…

Tomorrow When the War Began Film Review

Tomorrow when the war began is an adventure movie written and directed by Stuart Beattie. It is about the occupation of Australia by a foreign power. The film began in the Hunter Region and the Blue mountains, in tNew South Wales, Australia on 28 September 2009 with early shooting in Dungog. The film starts with…

The Story of Soraya M. Film Review

The film, The Stoning of Soraya M., is based on a best-selling book written by Iranian- French journalist Freidoune Sahebjam, adapted by Cyrus Nowrasteh. The film’s greatest strength besides an outstanding script, was its gifted cast: Shohreh Aghdashloo as Zahra, Mozhan Marno as Soraya Manutchehri, James Caviezel as Freidoune, and other great actors starred in…

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