Category Archives: Movie Review

Movie Review: Stranger than Fiction

Can a demonstration of the universal conflict between comedy and tragedy make for an entertaining movie? Stranger than Fiction is exactly that and yet, essentially experimental as it is, it makes for a surprisingly entertaining, even riveting, narrative. The major … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Kingsman: The Secret Service

I’d like to get this out of the way at the outset: Kingsman is a fantasy—a very much masculine one at that—and conjures a world that, arguably, only ever existed in the (possibly male) imagination. And I am well aware … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Black Swan

“A gem of a movie” is an overused expression, but one that describes Black Swan perfectly. For Darren Aronofsky’s near-masterpiece (as The Washington Post review puts it) is indeed a gem; it has the superficial trappings of an ordered and … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The King’s Speech

2001. An 11th grader stands in front of his class. In his hands he holds a piece of paper from which he is supposed to read out a hand written essay on Achilles. Try hard as he may, not a … Continue reading

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