Julianne Moore

Gloria Bell

We all know that Julianne Moore is gorgeous. She’s strangely ageless with her flawless skin and excellent facial structure. But I don’t think I’ve ever seen her so… luminous as she is in Gloria Bell. Playing the titular character, Moore is marvelously warm and magnetic, and even if the movie is not about much, you …

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Seventh Son

Sadly, Seventh Son isn’t even one of those spectacularly campy, so-bad-it’s-good misfires, redeemed by unintentional humor or deliciously over-the-top performances. This one misses the mark by such a gargantuan margin that I have to assume there was never actually a mark to hit in the first place. Set in I-don’t-know-when, in the fantasy realm of …

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The Hours

The Nose. Much hubbub has been made about The Nose. Specifically Nicole Kidman’s prosthetic nose in her role as Virginia Woolf in the film adaptation of Michael Cunningham’s acclaimed novel The Hours. Apparently test audiences didn’t even recognize her in the film, and wondered if they had missed something. But The Nose is hard to …

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Blindness

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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