MSPIFF14 Reviews: Proxy and The Animal Project

Happy Wednesday everyone! Ok, we're down to the last two batches of MSPIFF reviews. Today we've got two from Josh  from JJames Reviews. PROXY Review by Josh P. Proxy begins with Esther Woodhouse (Alexia Rasmussen), who is nine months pregnant, at an ultrasound appointment, talking to a technician (Shayla Hardy). Rasmussen’s stunningly removed vocal and facial …

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Weekend Roundup & MSPIFF14 double reviews starring Juliette Binoche

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend. I took a bit of a break from blogging this weekend, but this week has been pretty busy in terms of movie watching. It's the last week of the MSPIFF 2014 and I saw three more films, one short of what I intended to see but …

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MSPIFF14 Reviews: Paulette & The Life of Riley

The film festivities continues! Today we've got a couple more MSPIFF 2014 reviews courtesy of Josh from JJAMES reviews. Paulette (2013) Paulette is a French comedy with a simple plot and simple characters to match. The titular protagonist (Bernadette Lafont) is an unpleasant elderly woman who, along with her late husband, once ran a successful …

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MSPIFF14 Reviews: Breathe In & The Grand Seduction

Breathe In I have to admit I'm usually not into films about infidelity as it often gets glamorized on film and those getting cheated on often appear as if they deserve what happen to them. Luckily that's not the case here. It's more of a character study on temptation and the fragility of people who …

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MSPIFF14 Reviews: Hotell & Mystery Road

Happy Sunday everyone! We've got a couple more MSPIFF 2014 reviews courtesy of Josh from JJAMES reviews. Hotell (2013) A Swedish film written and directed by Lisa Langseth, Hotell follows Erika (Alica Vikander), a beautiful and pregnant young woman with an almost idyllic life. Already moneyed and apparently successful, she and her husband, Oskar (Simon …

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MSPIFF14 Reviews: JOE & Brave Miss World documentary

JOE Review by Josh P. Often grim, Joe is well made and gripping, though, perhaps, not for the faint-hearted. In the film’s first scene, writers Larry Brown & Gary Hawkins and director David Gordon Green define Joe as a harsh drama. In it, fifteen-year-old Gary (Tye Sheridan) accosts his father, Wade (Gary Poulter), for being …

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Weekend Viewing Roundup & MSPIFF14 Review: Intruders (2013)

After the snow storm on Friday, this weekend turned out to be absolutely gorgeous. Saw four movies this weekend: Captain America: The Winter Soldier for the second time around (yep, still love it!). It's currently my favorite Marvel stand-alone movie! Capricorn One – a fantastic 1977 space conspiracy thriller (Thanks Michael for lending it to …

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