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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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The Strangers

The Strangers

The Strangers is a sullen tale of apparently senseless violence perpetrated against a young suburban couple staying at a remote vacation home. Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman are fine, and there are a couple of frightening moments, but there’s nothing really new or necessary. Despite claims of being inspired by actual events, the film seems more exploitive than enlightening, an example of the type of film (and its audience) that 2007’s Funny Games actually rails against. Skip it.

*½ (out of *****)

©2018 David R. George III


2008 • 86 MINUTES
ROGUE PICTURES • INTREPID PICTURES • VERTIGO ENTERTAINMENT • MANDATE PICTURES

STARRING
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LIV TYLERSCOTT SPEEDMAN

ALSO STARRING
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KIP WEEKSLAURA MARGOLISGEMMA WARDGLENN HOWERTON

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY
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BRYAN BERTINO

NO 2008 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS

Galaxy Quest

Galaxy Quest

California Suite

California Suite