FlixChatter Review: Martin Scorsese’ SILENCE (2016)

To close out his trilogy of religious theme film that includes The Last Temptation of Christ and Kundun, Martin Scorsese has spent over 20 years on trying to bring his latest picture to the big screen. Based on the novel by Shusaku Endo and technically a remake of a Japanese film that was directed by …

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Five for the Fifth: MAY 2015 Edition

Welcome to FlixChatter's primary blog series! As is customary for this monthly feature, I get to post five random news item/observation/poster, etc. and then turn it over to you to share your take on that given topic. You can see the previous five-for-the-fifth posts here. 1. Since tonight I will be attending a Christopher Nolan's Conversation …

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Wordless Wednesday: the unrequited love of ‘The Age of Innocence’

In honor of the double birthday of Michelle Pfeiffer (57) and Daniel Day-Lewis (58), I thought I'd highlight their work (and scorching chemistry) in Martin Scorsese's The Age of Innocence. It remains one of my all time favorite period dramas (and one of my faves of the 90s), and that unrequited love story never fails …

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In with the New BLOGATHON: 4 remakes we think are better than the original films

Happy Weekend everyone! Today I'm participating in Wendell's In With the New Blogathon, and here's the gist of it from Dell himself: In movies, we tend to look upon the new version of things with disdain or, at best, cautious optimism. By new version, I am of course talking about remakes and re-imaginings. Let's be …

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Blogathon Relay: TEN Most Influential Directors Of All Time

This Blog Relay idea is really getting around. I did a similar post a while back with the Most Iconic Movie Characters which generally has the same concept. This time around, the 10 Most Influential Directors relay is spearheaded by John at Hitchcock's World. Here's the gist in John's own words: I have compiled a list of ten …

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First Question of the Year: Which 2013 movie(s) do you appreciate but wouldn’t watch again?

It's been a bitterly c-cc-cold start to the new year here in my neck of the woods! I know I seem to be obsessing over the weather a lot but really, you'd understand when the *high* only reaches -2˚F (that's -18˚ C!) and I'm super excited that Friday is going to hit 20 degrees (woot …

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FlixChatter Review: The Wolf of Wall Street

When it comes to films based on a real life person, I tend to not be that interested in them but when a master filmmaker like Martin Scorsese decided to make one, I won't miss it for the world.  As with most films based on real events, not everything you see on the screen are …

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Weekend Roundup and Disney’s FROZEN review

'Tis the weekend before Christmas. Hope all of you have gotten all your Christmas shopping done and not have to endure long lines at the mall! Well, I went to the cinema to see FROZEN, but sounds like more people went to see The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, perhaps some were repeat customers. Bilbo …

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FlixChatter Review: The Family

Oh boy, where do I begin. Honestly, I dreaded writing this review. At first glance, the premise seems like it has potential. A mafia boss and his family under the witness protection program are relocated to a sleepy town in France for snitching on the mob. Even under the surveillance of CIA Agent Stansfield and …

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Weekend Roundup: Side by Side Documentary Review

Happy Monday, everyone! Hope y'all had a nice weekend. I skipped the cinema again this weekend as it's quite a hectic one with my hubby Ivan's triathlon on Saturday morning and we also had people over for dinner this weekend. But Friday night we had a chance to check out the documentary we've been wanting …

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