Daily Archives: July 8, 2014

Movie Review: “A Long Way Down”

Oh yes, the song goes, “life goes on, long after the thrill of living is gone.” That’s the sentiment at the heart of “A Long Way Down,” a suicide dramedy based on that pop music-loving British novelist Nick Hornby’s book.That … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Road to Paloma” looks like no biker picture you’ve ever seen

His hair his long and black, his wardrobe has generous helpings of leather — wrist wraps, a vest. He is Native American and rides a motorcycle through the desert Southwest as if he was born to do just that. Who … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Made in America,” Ron Howard’s not-quite-a-concert documentary

“Made in America” is a concert film where you never get to hear an entire song by any of the many groups performing. It’s cluttered with backstage interviews with everyone from the artists who appear on stage, to the road … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Linklater makes his big statement on growing up with “Boyhood”

Twelve years in the making, filming a few scenes each year to capture kids as they progress through life, Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” is an amazing achievement in telling an unremarkably remarkable life story. It’s a film of cultural touchstones and … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Nicolas Cage trots out more “Rage”

Nicolas Cage as an actor is still a formidable screen presence, capable of an amazing moment, even in a mediocre movie. But Nicolas Cage, as a movie star, just cannot get out of his own way. After a nice little … Continue reading

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