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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.

In the Comments section on each page, feel free to share your own thoughts and feelings about the films discussed here.

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District 9

District 9

Documentary-style photography and impressive art direction provide a strong foundation for this contemporary science-fiction story. Part morality tale, part actioner, the film depicts the destructiveness of racism, greed, and the thirst for power, all while carrying its protagonist through an unlikely personal journey. High marks for setting, verisimilitude, and casting.

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***¼ (out of *****)

©2018 David R. George III


2009 • 1 HOUR, 52 MINUTES
TRISTAR PICTURES • BLOCK/HANSON • WINGNUT FILMS

STARRING
• SHARLTO COPLEYJASON COPEDAVID JAMES

ALSO STARRING
• NATHALIE BOLTTSYLVAINE STRIKEJOHN SUMNERWILLIAM ALLEN YOUNGNICK BLAKEJED BROPHYLOUIS MINNAARVANESSA HAYWOOD

WRITTEN BY
• NEILL BLOMKAMP AND TERRI TATCHELL

DIRECTED BY
• NEILL BLOMKAMP

2009 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS (4)
• BEST PICTURE (LOST TO THE HURT LOCKER)
• BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY (LOST TO PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL “PUSH” BY SAPPHIRE)
• BEST FILM EDITING (LOST TO THE HURT LOCKER)
• BESY VISUAL EFFECTS (LOST TO AVATAR)

Adventureland

Adventureland

Music for Millions

Music for Millions