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“A Dangerous Method” Movie Review by Mike Dub

A Dangerous Method (2011; David Cronenberg) GRADE: B- By Mike Dub Given cinema’s predisposition for illustrating human psychology, it is somewhat surprising that David Croneneberg, renowned for his use of surreal narrative devices and imagery (he’s the man who had James Woods stick his head into the vagina […]

“Godzilla” (2014) Movie Review by Mike Dub

Godzilla (2014; Gareth Edwards) GRADE: C- By Mike Dub There is an interesting idea buried in the mediocrity of the latest revamp of Godzilla, directed by soon-to-be kazillionaire Gareth Edwards.  Throughout the first three-quarters of the 123-minute film, Edwards teases his audience with momentary glimpses of the epic battle between […]

“The Class” Movie Review By Daniel Barnes

The Class (2008; Laurent Cantet) GRADE: A- By Daniel Barnes While Hollywood films are typically and predictably dismissive of school teachers (and all public servants, really) as pedants, snobs, fascists, and/or layabouts, there also exists a mostly icky vein of educator-as-hero stories. Movies ranging from Goodbye, Mr. Chips […]

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“Lianna” (1983) Movie Review by Mike Dub

Lianna (1983; John Sayles) GRADE: B+ By Mike Dub Lianna, the title character of John Sayles’ rich, graceful 1983 romantic drama, is a woman who has two teachers in her life.  The first is her husband, Dick, a college film professor, with whom she began an affair when Lianna […]

“Equus” Movie Review by Daniel Barnes

Equus (1977; Sidney Lumet) GRADE: B- By Daniel Barnes Adapted from a Tony Award-winning play by Peter Shaffer, Equus came at a seemingly perfect time for director Sidney Lumet to shepherd a prestige production to the screen. A workhorse since his TV days, the economic limitations and concomitant […]

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