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In what is probably the stagiest movie I've ever seen that was not actually a stage adaptation, Mass is a claustrophobic, extremely intimate experience where you feel trapped in a room, no, actually t…
While visiting friends in the rural area around Missoula, Montana, I heard about what the locals termed "mountain bachelors". These were guys who purposely had fallen off the grid, often due to trauma…
Howard (Will Smith) was a once dynamic creative executive, who let his company on charisma and talent. But now he is a broken, shell of a man after the death of his young daughter. The tragedy broke u…
There has already been much criticism of reviewers giving away too much of the plot beforehand, which spoils somewhat of the "surprise" of the film, so I'll do my best. The basic characters are colleg…
Becca (Nicole Kidman) and Howie (Aaron Eckhart) are a long-married couple dealing with the grief of losing their only child. Their 4-year-old son was hit by a car 8 months earlier while chasing the fa…
I had heard buzz about The Door in the Floor when it was initially released, especially for Jeff Bridges' performance (which doesn't surprise me, as he is one of the most underrated American actors wo…
In the opening scene of the tear-jerking romance P.S. I Love You, we meet Holly and Gerry Kennedy (Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler). They got married young, and are still young and beautiful after 10 y…
One of my favorite things about getting the chance to see movies before they open theatrically is being able to watch a film with virgin eyes. To see it unspoiled, before hundreds of critics and dozen…