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Movie Review – "That Day" [1 Journee] Is the Mosaic Mystery About a Dysfunctional Family

“That Day” [“1 Journée”] is the story about a dysfunctional family and how one haphazard encounter becomes the turning point towards a new beginning. It’s a convoluted mosaic, a mystery actually, that slowly takes shape and reveals much about the perplexity, sadness and irony of their disconnected lives. It is an insightful film driven by […]

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Beverly Hills Cop Movie Review – Starring Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, and John Aston

“Beverly Hills Cop” is a very funny murder mystery / comedy starring Eddie Murphy as Inspector Axel Foley, a former car thief turned cop. This is my favorite film starring Eddie Murphy. He does a terrific acting job in this film and his comdey routines are among his best. The movie begins in Detroit, where […]

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Movie Review – "Stephanie’s Image" – Who Was She, to Others and to Herself?

When a documentary filmmaker investigates the apparent murder of a former model, she finds that there are numerous questions surrounding her death. Interviews with her friends and business associates provide only a mosaic-like picture of her life and her relationships. The film stars Oscar nominated actress Melissa Leo (Frozen River) in the title role as […]

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Advantages of Writing Movie Reviews

Television commercials on new releases are enough to entice millions of movie lovers who run off to the movie theatres to watch those movies. These movie commercials are created to hoodwink the audience. A commercial tends to show that a movie is simply amazing, whereas when a movie buff actually sees it, he finds it […]

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Movie Review – The Apostate (1999)

This is a forgettable flick despite the formidable talents of Dennis Hopper and Richard Grieco. They know how to swim but how can they save the Titanic? Nothing works in this movie. Story, effects, characters… it’s all hackneyed, stereotypical, Devil-Meets-the-Church type of artificial conflict. It is hard to place a finger on any one particular […]