Charm and positivity in spades. BILLY ELLIOT with country music. The climax hits the heartwarming notes.
The most overrated show on television?
It is actor Gary Oldman’s birthday. His top 5 films:
- DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
- LÉON: THE PROFESSIONAL
- THE DARK KNIGHT
- TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY
- TRUE ROMANCE
I cannot effing wait!!
It is director Spike Lee’s birthday. His top 5 films:
- MALCOLM X
- MO’ BETTER BLUES
- SUMMER OF SAM
Stunning animation and thoughtful ideas, but there's a whiff of exploitation that hangs over it.
It is actor Bruce Willis’s birthday. His top 5 films:
- DIE HARD
- PULP FICTION
- SIN CITY
Out to own today:
An Oz-rom-com from the director of THE SAPPHIRES .
TRIPLE FRONTIER ★★★☆☆
D: J.C. Chandor (A Most Violent Year, All is Lost, Margin Call).
S: Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Pedro Pascal, Adria Arjona, Sheila Vand, Garrett Hedlund.
A heist movie set in the world of the war on drugs. Not in the same league as THREE KINGS  or DEAD PRESIDENTS , as the potential for social/political commentary is squandered. Exciting, but not particularly distinctive.
This website is written by Hemanth Kissoon.
Filmaluation is dedicated to arts culture, with a particular focus on film.
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The vital ambitions of art and entertainment:
- The unexpected
Brains and soul are key; but adrenaline junkies do not fret, there is also much love for an experience that delivers a sucker-punch to the guts via stunningly delivered thrills.
The evaluation of a film
Verb, "to filmaluate”:
To evaluate a film
I am well aware how difficult it is to make a film, put on a stage play, create a television show, write a novel, let alone make something of note. (That appreciation doesn’t stop me from having high standards though.)
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