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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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The Great Buck Howard

The Great Buck Howard

While something of a trifle, this film earnestly follows the life of a corny mentalist late in his show-biz career. John Malkovich plays the aging B-lister to perfection, exacting some measure of sympathy, if not pathos, along the way. Both Emily Blunt and Colin Hanks are solid in their roles, and writer-director Sean McKinley does well executing his arch script of this small tale. Pretty good, but probably not for most people.

**½ (out of *****)

©2018 David R. George III


2008 • 1 HOUR, 30 MINUTES
MAGNOLIA PICTURES • BRISTOL BAY PRODUCTIONS • PLAYTONE

STARRING
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JOHN MALKOVICHCOLIN HANKS

ALSO STARRING
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EMILY BLUNTRICKY JAYGRIFFIN DUNNESTEVE ZAHNTOM HANKS

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY
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SEAN MCGINLY

NO 2008 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS

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