Drama

Wartime fairytale yields magic

The Book Thief  ★★★ (2013, Directed by Brian Percival) A beautiful, fairy tale infused horror story of war. Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Ben Schnetzer and Sophie Nelisse. Written by Michael Petroni An historical, war drama. 2hr 11mins. PG, but does contain violence. When it comes to movies about WWII, none are more bleak or more […]

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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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Living legend takes on legendary play

3SR: A Streetcar Named Desire comes to a glorious stop at Fisherman’s Wharf. Give everyone in this film an Oscar immediately. Blue JasmineStarring: Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Peter Sarsgaard, Sally Hawkins, Andrew Dice Clay. Written and directed by Woody Allen.Comedy, drama. 1hr 38mins. M for offensive language.**** Two American classics collide in Blue Jasmine, Woody […]

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