Author: ggritton73

Milk (2008)

The story of Harvey Milk is well known and has been told on film before – most notably in the Oscar-winning documentary The Times of Harvey Milk. A studio feature based on Milk’s life has been labored over for years and Gus Van...

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Rachel Getting Married

Jonathan Demme’s movies are at their best when they capture the messiness of ordinary life. Rachel Getting Married succeeds brilliantly in doing just that. This is the best movie Demme has made in years. He sets the story during...

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Wit (2001)

Wit is extraordinarily touching. Based on Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Emma Thompson beautifully adapted the screenplay under the superb direction of Mike Nichols about an intellectual but emotionally cold...

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Fanboys (2008)

Fanboys can be seen as a guilty pleasure movie. It has limited appeal and can’t be defended on any aesthetic grounds but it amused me in parts. Maybe because I grew up on the Star Wars movies it entertained me in a way it...

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Three Kings (1999)

David O. Russell’s Three Kings is an irreverent war comedy like Robert Altman’s M*A*S*H*. It is also a sophisticated political farce that takes an openly critical view of American foreign policy, specifically in regards to our...

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