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Sunshine Cleaning

I’ll admit it: I’d been looking forward to this movie for months. Not only did it star current It Girl Amy Adams and the swoon-worthy Emily Blunt, but it was produced by Overture Films (my new fave company thanks to previous offerings like The Visitor and Henry Poole is Here) and looked incredibly quirky. Plus, …

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Blindness‘ “What if?” scenario is along the lines of such sci-fi/horror stories as Children of Men, Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, or 28 Days Later. Something happens beyond everyone’s control, sending humanity into a panic, and reducing everyone to mere animals to survive. The film opens with a man (Yusuke Iseya) sitting in city traffic, and then …

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3 Needles

It is hard to disparage a “message movie”, especially one with a topic as important as the worldwide AIDS epidemic. 3 Needlespresents three thought-provoking tales (that don’t overlap, except for their AIDS theme) tackling the epidemic. The stories span three continents, but are united in that they contain complicated, morally questionable actions by their characters—actions …

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If 1980s Kim Basinger were kidnapped and locked in an attic with nothing but a broken phone to save her, she most certainly would have spent the duration of that movie skittering around the room and letting out startled screams. Like a confused chihuahua, 80s Kim would never have thought to rub those frayed wires …

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