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Denial – Movie Review

Posted by Tami Smith On September - 26 - 2016 0 Comment

Denial Bleeker Street Media Reviewed by: Tami Smith, Film Reviewer for Shockya Grade: B+ Director: Mick Jackson Written by: David Hare; based on History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier by Deborah Lipstadt Cast: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall Release Date: September 30, 2016 “I’d like people to understand that the Holocaust is the best documented genocide in the world. There is no denying it. You can debate aspects of it – why it happened, how it happened, but not the fact that it happened. It is incontrovertible fact. It can’t be debated. And that’s not being closed-minded, it’s acknowledging the truth.” – Deborah Lipstadt’s  [ Read More ]

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A Man Called Ove Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On September - 24 - 2016 0 Comment
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A MAN CALLED OVE (En man som heter Ove) Music Box Films Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: B+ Director:  Hannes Holm Written by: Hannes Holm based on Fredrik Backman’s novel Cast: Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg, Ida Engvoll, Tobias Almborg, Klas Wiljergard Screened at: Review 2, NYC, 9/15/16 Opens: September 30, 2016 In Charles Dickens’ 1843 novel “A Christmas Carol,” Scrooge changes from one of the world’s most famous curmudgeons (“If I could work my will, every idiot who goes about with ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart”) to a regular human  [ Read More ]

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Bridget Jones’s Baby Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On September - 24 - 2016 0 Comment
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BRIDGET JONES’S BABY Universal Pictures Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: C- Director:  Sharon Maguire Written by: Emma Thompson, Helen Fielding, Dan Mazer, based on characters created by Helen Fielding Cast: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey, Emma Thompson, Shirley Henderson, Jim Broadbent Screened at: AMC Empire, NYC, 9/13/16 Opens: September 16, 2016 If you’re not the target aud for “Bridget Jones’s Baby” you may be sorely disappointed by a film that caters to people who might be curious about the paternity of the title character.  However there is a possibility that you could go for some of the dialogue in which, despite the movie’s not being a Judd Apatow  [ Read More ]

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Dylan Tauber Dolphin Trance Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 21 - 2016 0 Comment
Dylan Tauber Dolphin Trance Album Review

Artist: Dylan Tauber, keyboards and synths Album: ‘Dolphin Trance’ Production: Son of Waves Studios Embarking on a spiritual revolution, particularly during a time when many people are implicitly confirming to society’s standards, can be a daunting prospect. But Israeli-based electronica musician, Dylan Tauber, is entrancingly proving once again that he isn’t afraid to contradict the standards that have long been placed on the genre. With his ninth album, ‘Dolphin Trance,’ the artist has intriguing mixed such styles as ambient, chill out and trance, in order to create uplifting and unique remixes of dolphin and ocean inspired tracks. ‘Dolphin Trance’ is launched with the memorable and calming song, ‘The Sea Trance  [ Read More ]

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Chameleon Technology Blank Canvas Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 19 - 2016 0 Comment
Chameleon Technology Blank Canvas Album Review

Band/Artist: Chameleon Technology Album: Blank Canvas Members/Instruments: Max Histrionic – Vocals, Guitars and Drums Production: Richard Bredice; ‘Blank Canvas’ song mastered by Brian Lucey at Magic Garden Mastering. Embracing diverse lifestyles while on the road to self-discovery is often the most prolific way for people to discover their true destiny. Punk-progressive one-man band, Chameleon Technology, or ChamTech, intriguingly explores those dark, personally and socially aware themes in his newly-released five song EP, ‘Blank Canvas.’ With the new album, California-based musician Max Histrionic, who founded ChamTech in August 2009, intriguingly blends aggressive punk, metal and industrial vocals and instruments. The overall result is a gripping and captivating exploration into the overall  [ Read More ]

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The Dressmaker – Movie Review

Posted by Tami Smith On September - 19 - 2016 0 Comment

The Dressmaker Amazon Studios/ Broad Green Pictures Reviewed by: Tami Smith, Film Reviewer for Shockya Grade: B Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse Screenplay by: P.J. Hogan, Jocelyn Moorhouse; Based on The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham Cast: Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth Release Date: September 23, 2016 In The Visit, a 1956 play by Friedrich Dürrenmatt, a wealthy woman returns to her hometown after years of absence with one desire: revenge. A similar motif flows through The Dressmaker, based on a 2000 novel by Rosalie Ham, in which Myrtle “Tilly” Dunnage (Kate Winslet) returns to her small hometown of Dungatar, Australia with vindictive plans after twenty-five year banishment. Tilly has grown up  [ Read More ]

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The Dressmaker Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On September - 18 - 2016 0 Comment
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THE DRESSMAKER Amazon Studios/ Broad Green Pictures Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Showbiz Grade: B Director:  Jocelyn Moorhouse Written by: P.J. Hogan, Jocelyn Moorhouse, from Rosalie Ham’s gothic novel Cast: Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving, Sarah Snook Screened at: Dolby88, NYC, 8/16/16 Opens: September 23, 2016 The Ancient Greeks considered exile from their beloved city-state to be a punishment worse than death.  In the outside world, an Athenian would be a nobody, perhaps scorned by the local population.  You can’t blame Socrates for drinking the hemlock rather than accepting his friends’ offer of escape to another land, but you’ve got to wonder why Tilly Dunnage (Kate Winslet) in Jocelyn Moorehouse’s  [ Read More ]

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Sully Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On September - 9 - 2016 0 Comment
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SULLY Warner Bros/ Village Roadshow Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: B Director:  Clint Eastwood Written by: Todd Komarnicki, book “Sully: My Search for What Really Matters,” by Chesley Sullenberger Cast: Tom Hanks, Laura Linney, Aaron Eckhart Screened at: AMC Empire, NYC, 9/7/16 Opens: September 9, 2016 Only a nut would want to swim in sub-zero waters in January, folks like the small but hardy Polar Bear Club made up of men who each year take a swim in the Atlantic off Brooklyn’s Coney Island.  Nor would the 155 passengers and crew of U.S. Airways flight 1549 who though they were going on a routine, undramatic trip from New York  [ Read More ]

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Na mlecnom putu (On The Milky Road) Movie Review (Venice Film Festival 2016)

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On September - 9 - 2016 0 Comment
Na mlecnom putu (On The Milky Road) Movie Review (Venice Film Festival 2016)

Title: Na mlecnom putu (On The Milky Road) Director: Emir Kusturica Starring: Emir Kusturica, Monica Bellucci, Sloboda Mi?alovi?, Predrag Manojlovi?. The acclaimed Serbian filmmaker, Emir Kusturica, leads us through a tale that has a flavour of Aesop’s Fables, with the ancestral mystique of the milky way. The film’s premise is that it is based on three real stories…and fantasies. This is the core of ‘Na mle?nom putu’ (On the milky road): brutal reality mixes with a world of fantasy. The setting is strong, we are at war, and follow the turmoils of the conflict through different fragments of time in the life of Kosta (Emir Kusturica), a milkman who used  [ Read More ]

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A Jamais (Never Ever) Movie Review (Venice Film Fesival 2016)

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On September - 9 - 2016 0 Comment
A Jamais (Never Ever) Movie Review (Venice Film Fesival 2016)

Title: A Jamais (Never Ever) Director: Benoit Jacquot Starring: Mathieu Amalric, Julia Roy, Jeanne Balibar. Mourning can get to your head is the message of ‘A Jamais’ (Never Ever), inspired by the book ‘The Body Artist’ by Don DeLillo. Benoit Jacquot tackles a challenging mise-en-scène, that becomes pleonastically tedious and irksome. Rey (Mathieu Amalric) is a writer and director who is in search of inspiration for his next movie. One day he will meet performance actress Laura (Julia Roy) who will become his wife. Their days, spent in the secluded house by the sea, seem to drag along. Things will change when Rey dies, leaving Laura struggling to find meaning  [ Read More ]

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Questi Giorni (These Days) Movie Review (Venice Film Festival 2016)

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On September - 8 - 2016 0 Comment
Questi Giorni (These Days) Movie Review (Venice Film Festival 2016)

Title: Questi Giorni (These Days) Director: Giuseppe Piccioni Starring: Margherita Buy, Marta Gastini, Maria Roveran, Laura Adriani, Caterina Le Caselle, Filippo Timi, Sergio Rubini. Giuseppe Piccioni is known in Italy for being an auteur who is engaged with grasping his country’s social trends, depicting marginal human figures that are detached from the world, and traverse tormented love affairs. Questi Giorni (These Days) is a road trip. It’s the story of four teenage girlfriends who – as the genre imposes – will venture on a journey that is also meant to be a spiritual one. Caterina (Marta Gastini), is moving to Belgrade and will be accompanied by three of her old  [ Read More ]

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The Voyage Of Time Movie Review (Venice Film Festival 2016)

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On September - 8 - 2016 0 Comment
The Voyage Of Time Movie Review (Venice Film Festival 2016)

Title: The Voyage of Time Director: Terrence Malick Narrated by Cate Blanchett Maestro Terrence Malick chooses to create a chronicle about the complex journey of life, through Cate Blanchett’s narrating voice. The actress addresses her questions to the “Mother,” of creation. Why are we here? What are we made of? Where are we going? She voices out the queries we all have, with affable bewilderment. The genesis of man, our planet, the universe and life itself, were ambitious themes to tackle. The legendary American director melanges beautiful images, that however do not create the expected “bouleversement.” Rather than experiencing the unfolding of our world as something mind-boggling, we get the  [ Read More ]

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Sully Movie Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 8 - 2016 0 Comment
Sully Movie Review

Title: Sully Director: Clint Eastwood Starring: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart and Laura Linney Capturing the heart and soul of an entire country following a poignant emergency can be an equally challenging and emotional process. Reclaiming that genuine sympathy almost eight years after the event can become an even more difficult experience. But in the new biographical drama, ‘Sully,’ director Clint Eastwood elegantly highlighted the heroic actions of the title character, Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, as he made his noteworthy emergency landing in New York in 2009. The film, which is based on the pilot’s autobiographical memoir, ‘Highest Duty,’ and will be released in theaters nationwide tomorrow by Warner Bros., is  [ Read More ]

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MJM’s MJM Parables Part 1 Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 6 - 2016 0 Comment
MJM's MJM Parables Part 1 Album Review

Artist: MJM-Mark J. Morgan, Singer-Songwriter Album: MJM Parables Part 1 Production: Mixing by TYE and Mastered by LANDR The harrowing heartaches people are often forced to overcome in their personal relationships are often the very emotions they embrace as they strive to better themselves. But for soulful singer-songwriter, Mark J. Morgan, who’s commonly known by his stagename, MJM, those tribulations don’t fuel his unique talents as a musician. As showcased in his latest album, ‘MJM Parables Part 1,’ the singer doesn’t embody his misfortune in love in his quest for redemption; instead he leans on the support of his faith as he tries to atone for the mistakes that have  [ Read More ]

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The Bad Batch Movie Review (Venice Film Festival 2016)

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On September - 6 - 2016 0 Comment
The Bad Batch Movie Review

Title: The Bad Batch Director: Ana Lily Amirpour Starring: Suki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa, Giovanni Ribisi, Yolonda Ross, Cory Roberts, Louie Lopez, Keanu Reeves, Jim Carrey. Ana Lily Amirpour’s latest film is an anthropophagous dystopian fairytale, set in a Texas wasteland where society’s rejects are just trying to make ends meet…or it would be more appropriate to say meAt. ‘The Bad Batch’ tells the story of Arlen (Suki Waterhouse), a girl wandering through this savage desert setting. She is one of thousands of Americans deemed unacceptable to society, who is unceremoniously dumped into the hostile place. In this inimical environment, Arlen is captured by a barbaric band of cannibals and quickly  [ Read More ]

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Denial – Movie Review

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A Man Called Ove Movie Review

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BRIDGET JONES’S BABY Universal Pictures Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: C- Director:  Sharon Maguire Written by: Emma Thompson, Helen ...

Dylan Tauber Dolphin Trance Album Review

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Artist: Dylan Tauber, keyboards and synths Album: 'Dolphin Trance' Production: Son of Waves Studios Embarking on a spiritual ...

Chameleon Technology Blank Canvas Album Review

Chameleon Technology Blank Can

Band/Artist: Chameleon Technology Album: Blank Canvas Members/Instruments: Max Histrionic - Vocals, Guitars and Drums Production: Richard Bredice; 'Blank ...

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