Reviews

This is the Reviews section. Could also be broken down by genre in the future.

Movie Reviews

Murderball (2005)

Rating: 10/10 When true stories are adapted for a big screen treatment, it’s usually a hit-or-miss deal. Documentaries, on the other hand, pack much more of an impassioned punch that resonates for a much longer period of time. Murderball, the documentary at hand about wheelrchair rugby, is a perfect example of how these projects are able to deeply connect an audience while drawing our eyes to the relentless action that takes place in the matches….

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Frozen (2010)

Rating: 7/10 Frozen is the latest entry in the “bottle film” category. Usually a term applied to television shows, a bottle film is when a movie is shot at one location and that location only. Horror films, like this one, tend to use this method of filmmaking in order to build intensity and make its characters and audience claustrophobic, creating feelings of fear and begging the question “what would you do in a situation like…

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127 Hours (2010)

Rating: 7/10 127 Hours, the latest film from director Danny Boyle of Academy Award-winning Slumdog Millionaire fame, features sequences of stylistic peril, humor and one of the most gruesome scenes in recent memory. Unfortunately, although the real life story of mountain climber Aron Ralston may be harrowing and courageous, the film manages to fall in a trap itself where the story isn’t strong enough to sustain a full length motion picture. Rugged and revving to…

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Summer of ’49 (1989)

Rating: 8/10 It’s the cliche rivalry in baseball and arguably all of sports: the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. Throughout the history of baseball, it’s been the one lasting true rivalry; it’s gone nearly 100 years. And if you’re not a fan of either team, it’s hard to really care about the rivalry. On the surface, that’s the biggest problem with David Halbertam’s Summer of ’49. It’s heavily researched and full of…