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For the Love of Film...

Welcome to my review website. I love movies, and here’s the place I talk about them. You’ll find my ratings, on a scale of zero to five stars, in all of my posts. For each film, I’ve written either a full critique, which is a longer piece; a compact review, which is usually just a paragraph; or a quick take, which is only a sentence or two. I also post articles about the world of cinema on my film blog.

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Lights! Camera! Action!

127 Hours

127 Hours

This Best Pic nom also features nods for lead actor, adapted screenplay, editing, score, and song. James Franco delivers a strong turn as a young man trapped alone in the wilderness, his arm irretrievably stuck beneath a boulder. Beautifully shot and stylistically edited, the story engages the audience. Unfortunately, it also falls short of its mark, finishing with the end of the film’s central ordeal without exploring the implications of what has transpired.

**⅞ (out of *****)

©2018 David R. George III


2010 • 1 HOUR, 34 MINUTES
FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES • PATHÉ • EVEREST ENTERTAINMENT • CLOUD EIGHT • DECIMAL FILMS

STARRING
• JAMES FRANCO

ALSO STARRING
• AMBER TAMBLYNKATE MARA

WRITTEN BY
• DANNY BOYLE & SIMON BEAUFOY
• ARON RALSTON (BASED ON THE BOOK BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE)

DIRECTED BY
• DANNY BOYLE

2010 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS (6)
• BEST PICTURE (LOST TO THE KING’S SPEECH)
• BEST ACTOR: JAMES FRANCO (LOST TO COLIN FIRTH FOR THE KING’S SPEECH)
• BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY (LOST TO THE SOCIAL NETWORK)
• BEST FILM EDITING (LOST TO THE SOCIAL NETWORK)
• BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (LOST TO THE SOCIAL NETWORK)
• BEST ORIGINAL SONG: “IF I RISE” (LOST TO “WE BELONG TOGETHER” FROM TOY STORY 3)

Another Year

Another Year

The Cloverfield Paradox

The Cloverfield Paradox