Tagged: marya recommends

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12 Years A Slave

Steve McQueen’s film deserves as much praise and discussion as it does cricism for serving as a brilliant and harrowing depiction of Northup’s years of enslavement bleeding together as he loses track of his past

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Requiem for a Dream

After quite some time, I managed to revisit Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream, and it’s still holding strong for me.

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Gravity (2013)

Alfonso Cuarón’s sci-fi action piece is just as much a meditation on life, death, and humanity’s will to survive as it is an engaging thrill ride.

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Heat, The (2013)

There’s something about The Heat that’s more disappointing than anything that your average buddy-cop movie might deliver.

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Blue Jasmine

Woody Allen delivers a rather average and anxiety-inducing drama that luckily features an excellent performance by Cate Blanchett.

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In A World

Lake Bell has established herself as a genuinely smart and funny voice for women in comedy with her feature directorial debut.

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Jurassic Park

A rich eccentric old man with a good heart takes it upon himself to build an environmental park filled with dinosaurs that end up eating the tourists.

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Conjuring, The

James Wan delivers a seventies style haunted house and possession film that’s a step up from his last work and a nice addition to the genre.

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Spring Breakers

Harmony Korine’s neon fantasy world assaults the senses with repetition, booze, boobs, and dubstep, only to show his contempt for Spring Break culture.

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Hannibal – Season 1

Hannibal overturns expectations of crime procedurals and Lecter incarnations by focusing on the first-hand and secondhand effects of murder on the mind.