movie review

The Big Screen
12:00 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Movie Review: Gloria

Larry Thomas has a review of the 2013 Chilean-Spanish drama Gloria, now showing at the Mariemont Theatre.

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The Big Screen
12:00 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Movie Review: The Monuments Men

Sometimes it doesn’t pay to over anticipate a new film, as it can often end in disappointment. That happened to me last year with Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. And now it’s happened again with George Clooney’s The Monuments Men. And although it pains me to say so, the fault has to lie with Clooney himself for choosing to wear so many hats on one head. He starred, directed, produced, and co-wrote this tale of World War II intrigue. We already know he’s a really capable actor and director. Maybe he should stick to doing what he does best instead of trying to cover all the bases himself.

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The Big Screen
12:00 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Movie Review: Inside Llewyn Davis

Leave it to the Coen Brothers to come up with a film full of colorful characters, although not always likeable, delicious dialogue, and a tale that may hold moral implications for many viewers. Such is their latest outing, Inside Llewyn Davis. The title character is an aspiring folk singer at the beginning of the folk singing renaissance in 1961. He started as one-half of a duo, which broke up, and now he’s trying for a solo career. Llewyn Davis is completely at loose ends. He’s on the outs with what’s left of his family, has no permanent address, and is getting nowhere fast with his chosen profession. He spends the film on a journey of discovery…but for what? Fame? Love? Or maybe just looking for himself, whoever that may be.

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The Big Screen
12:00 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Movie Review: Saving Mr. Banks

I’m more than likely in the minority on this film, but I have a few problems with Saving Mr. Banks, in which Tom Hanks as Walt Disney is having difficulty with the prickly author of the book Mary Poppins, played by Emma Thompson, who wants to micromanage every aspect of the film’s production. If you have seen the trailer, it appears to be a feel-good tale of moviemaking surrounding one of the most beloved films ever made. What the trailer doesn’t reveal is that it’s really two films in one.

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Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Best and Worst Christmas Movies

Uh, since the United States Government declares this man to be Santa Claus, this court will not dispute it. Case dismissed.

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