THEMES  THAT YOU LIKE
World Cinema / Art / Photography / Television
9. September 2013

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The Bling Ring (2013) ★★★- Award-winning director, Sofia Coppola, has once again made a film that is highly successful in portraying fame and celebrity, only this time she has turned the cameras onto those who obsess over and covet the fame and celebrity others have. Coppola understands the world of fame and she has proved she also understand the world of those who dream of it. This isn’t a movie in which characters learn life lessons and change, this is a depiction of people who believe they do no wrong. It is eye-opening because these people walk amongst us. The film is full of face palm, jaw drop and eye rolling moments. Like … a lot. Totally.
-ThomasJWilliams


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6. September 2013

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The Way, Way Back (2013) ★★★★- The Way Way Back is the funny and poignant coming of age story of 14-year-old Duncan’s (Liam James) summer vacation with his mother, Pam (Toni Collette), her overbearing boyfriend, Trent (Steve Carell), and his daughter, Steph (Zoe Levin). Having a rough time fitting in, the introverted Duncan finds an unexpected friend in gregarious Owen (Sam Rockwell), manager of the Water Wizz water park. Through his funny, clandestine friendship with Owen, Duncan slowly opens up to and begins to finally find his place in the world - all during a summer he will never forget. (c) Fox Searchlight


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1. September 2013

Seven Psychopaths (2012) ★★★★- 
Hans: As Gandhi said…’An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind’. I believe that whole heartedly.
Bill: No it doesn’t. There’ll be one guy left with one eye. How’s the last blind guy going to take out the eye of the last guy left whose still got one eye left? All that guy has to do is run away and hide behind a bush. Ghandi was wrong. It’s just that nobody’s got the balls to come out and say it.


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1. September 2013

The Sessions (2012) ★★★★- Based on the poignantly optimistic autobiographical writings of California-based journalist and poet Mark O’Brien, The Sessions tells the story of a man confined to an iron lung who is determined - at age 38 - to lose his virginity. With the help of his therapists and the guidance of his priest, he sets out to make his dream a reality. — (C) Fox Searchlight


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1. September 2013

Anna Karenina (2012) ★★★- A gigantic novel impressively adapted to a little over two hours of sumptuous experience. The production design is splendid, with the action brilliantly placed on a theater stage representing society, while the powerful story is made rich by some intense performances.


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