The girl anachronism

3SR: An entrancing black and white fairytale which transports Snow White to the dusty bullfighting rings of 1920s Spain. Every single shot is a masterpiece, heartbreaking and charming by turns. Starring: Maribel Verdú, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ángela Molina Written and directed by Pablo Berger Drama, world cinema. 1hr 44mins. M for adult themes ****1/2 stars […]

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Weighty subjects take flight

3SR: The best looking film ever made, a masterpiece of cinematic magic. Sadly undercut by over earnest dialogue that comes at you like a rolled up newspaper across the nose. Starring: Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Directed by Alfonso Cuaron. Written by Alfonso Cuaron, Jonas Cuaron and Rodrigo Garcia. ****1/2 Science Fiction,  thriller. 1hr 31mins.  […]

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Why so serious?

3SR:  Looks great, but takes itself way more seriously than any film about cowboys and Aliens ever should. Starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Adam Beach, Paul Dano. Directed by Jon Favreau. Action, adaptation, science fiction, western. Rated M for violence. 118 minutes. **1/2 One of the most underrated crossover films of […]

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American justice

3SR: Attention to detail undercuts the drama in a period piece that demands the truth. Starring James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Kevin Kline, Tom wilkinson, Evan Rachel Wood. Screenplay by James Solomon and Gregory Bernstein. Directed by Robert Redford. 122 minutes. Rated M for violence. ***1/2 In Hollywood, history is a crapshoot where any shred of […]

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Go-faster snail puts foot down

3SR: A zippy little film about never giving up on your dreams is a holiday must for the kids. Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Maya Rudolph, Samuel L. Jackson, Snoop Dogg and Michelle Rodriguez. Directed by David Soren Written by Darren Lemke, Robert D. Siegel and David Soren Animated, comedy, family, kids. 1hr 36mins. Rated […]

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You win, CTates, you win…

3SR: CTates can be my protection detail any time… words I never thought I’d say, ever. Starring: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods, Richard Jenkins Directed by Roland Emmerich Written by James Vanderbilt  Action, drama, thriller. 2hr 11mins. M for violence and offensive language. ***1/2 OK, Channing Tatum, you win. After watching White […]

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The need for speed

3SR: A joy for the speed junkies, Golden God Hemsworth embodies the archetypal 70 playboy as Formula One star James Hunt in Rush, but it’s the tale of Lauda’s determination that makes the film. Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl and Olivia Wilde Directed by Ron Howard Written by Peter Morgan Biography, drama, sport, true story. […]

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