Category: Film Reviews

Review: Ghost in the Shell (1996)

Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell

Rating



Director

Mamoru Oshii

Screenplay

Kazunori Ito (Manga: Masamune Shirow)

Length

1h 23m

Starring

Atsuko Tanaka, Akio Otsuka, Koichi Yamadera, Yutaka Nakano, Tamio Oki, Tessho Genada

MPAA Rating

Not Rated
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Review: The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)

The Mirror Has Two Faces

The Mirror Has Two Faces

Rating



Director

Barbra Streisand

Screenplay

Richard LaGravanese (Screenplay: Andre Cayatte, Gerard Oury)

Length

2h 6m

Starring

Barbra Streisand, Jeff Bridges, Lauren Bacall, George Segal, Mimi Rogers, Pierce Brosnan, Brenda Vaccaro Austin Pendleton, Elle Macpherson

MPAA Rating

PG-13
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Review: James and the Giant Peach (1996)

James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach

Rating



Director

Henry Selick

Screenplay

Karey Kirkpatrick, Jonathan Roberts, Steve Bloom (Book: Roald Dahl)

Length

1h 19m

Starring

Paul Terry, Simon Callow, Richard Dreyfuss, Jane Leeves, Joanna Lumley, Miriam Margolyes, Pete Postlethwaite, Susan Sarandon, David Thewlis, Steven Culp

MPAA Rating

PG

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Review: 2020 Oscar-Nominated Short Films (2021)

2020 Oscar-Nominated Short Films

Rating

See Below

Director

Animated: Madeline Sharafian (Burrow), Adrien Merigeau (Genius Loci), Michael Govier, Will McCormack (If Anything Happens I Love You), Erick Oh (Opera), Gísli Darri Halldórsson (Yes-People); Live Action: Doug Roland (Feeling Through), Elvira Lind (The Letter Room), Farah Nabulsi (The Present), Travon Free, Martin Desmond Rose (Two Distant Strangers), Tomer Shushan (White Eye); Documentary: Anthony Giacchino (Colette), Kris Bowers, Ben Proudfoot (A Concerto Is a Conversation), Anders Hammer (Do Not Split), Skye Fitzgerald (Hunger Ward), and Sophia Nahli Allison (A Love Song for Latasha).

Screenplay

Animated: Madeline Sharafian (Burrow), Adrien Merigeau, Nicolas Pleskof (Genius Loci), Michael Govier, Will McCormack (If Anything Happens I Love You), None (Opera), Gísli Darri Halldórsson (Yes-People); Live Action: Doug Roland (Feeling Through), Elvira Lind (The Letter Room), Farah Nabulsi, Hind Shoufani (The Present), Travon Free (Two Distant Strangers), Tomer Shushan (White Eye); Documentary: Anthony Giacchino (Colette), Ben Proudfoot (A Concerto Is a Conversation), Joey Siu, Rocky S. Tuan (Do Not Split), None (Hunger Ward), and None (A Love Song for Latasha).

Length

Animated: 6m (Burrow), 16m (Genius Loci), 13m (If Anything Happens I Love You), 9m (Opera), 8m (Yes-People); Live Action: 18m (Feeling Through), 33m (The Letter Room), 24m (The Present), 32m (Two Distant Strangers), 20m (White Eye); Documentary: 24m (Colette), 13m (A Concerto Is a Conversation), 35m (Do Not Split), 40m (Hunger Ward), and 19m (A Love Song for Latasha).

Starring

Animated: None (Burrow), Nadia Moussa, Georgia Cusack, Jina Djemba (Genius Loci), None (If Anything Happens I Love You), None (Opera), Helga Braga Jónsdóttir, Jón Gnarr, Þorvaldur Davíð Kristjánsson, Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir, Kristján Franklin Magnúss, Sigurður Sigurjónsson (Yes-People), Live Action: Steven Prescod, Robert Tarango, Francisco Burgos, Alestair Shu, Javier Rodriguez, Coffey, Jose Toro, Luis Antonio Aponte (Feeling Through), Oscar Isaac, Alia Shawkat, Brian Petsos, Tony Gillan, Michael Hernandez, Eilsen Galindo, John Douglas Thompson, Kenneth Heaton, Larry Smith, Guillermo Estrada, William Merrell (The Letter Room), Saleh Bakri, Mariam Kanj, Mariam Basha (The Present), Joey Bada$$, Andrew Howard, Zaria Simone, Mona Sishodia, Cameron Early, Jeremy Rivette, Trevor Morgan (Two Distant Strangers), Daniel Gad, Dawit Tekelaeb, Reut Akkerman, Amira Bushari, Gosha Demin, and Hameis El-Sheikh (White Eye).

MPAA Rating

N/A

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Review: That Thing You Do! (1996)

That Thing You Do!

That Thing You Do!

Rating



Director

Tom Hanks

Screenplay

Tom Hanks

Length

1h 48m

Starring

Tom Everett Scott, Liv Tyler, Johnathon Schaech, Steve Zahn, Ethan Embry, Tom Hanks, Charlize Theron, Obba Babatunde, Giovanni Ribisi, Chris Ellis, Alex Rocco, Bill Cobbs, Peter Scolari, Rita Wilson, Chris Isaak, Kevin Pollack, Robert Torti, Chaille Percival, Holmes Osborne Jr.

MPAA Rating

PG

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Review: Up Close and Personal (1996)

Up Close & Personal

Up Close & Personal

Rating



Director

Jon Avnet

Screenplay

Joan Didion, John Gregory Dunne (Book: Alanna Nash)

Length

2h 4m

Starring

Robert Redford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Stockard Channing, Joe Mantegna, Kate Nelligan, Glenn Plummer, James Reobhorn, Scott Bryce, Raymond Cruz, Dedee Pfeiffer, Miguel Sandoval, Noble Willingham, James Karen

MPAA Rating

PG-13

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Review: Talk to Her (2002)

Talk to Her

Talk to Her

Rating



Director

Pedro Almodovar

Screenplay

Pedro Almodovar

Length

1h 52m

Starring

Javier Camara, Dario Grandinetti, Leonor Watling, Rosario Flores, Mariola Fuentes, Geraldine Chaplin, Pina Bausch, Malou Airaudo, Caetano Veloso, Roberto Alvarez, Elena Anaya, Lola Duenas, Adolfo Fernandez, Ana Fernandez

MPAA Rating

R

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Review: In the Valley of Elah (2006)

In the Valley of Elah

In the Valley of Elah

Rating



Director

Paul Haggis

Screenplay

Paul Haggi, Mark Boal

Length

2h 1m

Starring

Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, Jason Patric, Susan Sarandon, James Franco, Barry Corbin, Josh Brolin, Frances Fisher, Wes Chatham, Jake McLaughlin

MPAA Rating

R

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Review: In Bruges (2008)

In Bruges

In Bruges

Rating



Director

Martin McDonagh

Screenplay

Martin McDonagh

Length

1h 47m

Starring

Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes, Elizabeth Berrington, Eric Godon, Anna Madeley

MPAA Rating

R
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Review: The Collection (2012)

The Collection

The Collection

Rating



Director

Marcus Dunstan

Screenplay

Patrick Melton, Marcus Dunstan

Length

1h 22m

Starring

Josh Stewart, Emma Fitzpatrick, Christopher McDonald, Lee Tergesen, Tim Griffin, Andre Royo, Randall Archer, Shannon Kane, Brandon Molale, Erin Way, Johanna Braddy, Michael Nardelli, William Peltz

MPAA Rating

R

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Review: The Collector (2009)

The Collector

The Collector

Rating



Director

Marcus Dunstan

Screenplay

Patrick Melton, Marcus Dunstan

Length

1h 30m

Starring

William Prael, Diane Ayala Goldner, Juan Vernandez, Josh Stewart, Michael Reilly Burke, Andrea Roth, Karley Scott Collins, Madeline Zima, Haley Pullos, Daniella Alonso, Patrick Rizzotti

MPAA Rating

R

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Review: Ca$h (2010)

Cash

Ca$h

Rating



Director

Stephen Milburn Anderson

Screenplay

Stephen Milburn Anderson

Length

1h 48m

Starring

Sean Bean, Chris Hemsworth, Victoria Profeta, Mike Starr, Michael Mantell, Glenn Plummer, Antony Thekkek, Paul Sanchez, Peggy Roeder, Larry Neumann Jr.

MPAA Rating

R

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Review: The Croods: A New Age (2020)

The Croods: A New Age

The Croods: A New Age

Rating



Director

Joel Crawford

Screenplay

Kevin Hageman, Dan Hageman, Paul Fisher, Bob Logan, Kirk DeMicco, Chris Sanders

Length

1h 35m

Starring

Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman, Clark Duke, Leslie Mann, Peter Dinklage, Kelly Marie Tran

MPAA Rating

PG

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Review: One Night in Miami (2020)

One Night in Miami

One Night in Miami

Rating



Director

Regina King

Screenplay

Kemp Powers (Based on his own play)

Length

1h 54m

Starring

Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom Jr., Lance Reddick, Christian Magby, Joaquina Kalukango, Nicolette Robinson, Michael Imperioli

MPAA Rating

R

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Review: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020)

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Rating



Director

George C. Wolfe

Screenplay

Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Play: August Wilson)

Length

1h 34m

Starring

Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Colman Domingo, Glynn Turman, Michael Potts, Jeremy Shamos, Jonny Coyne, Taylour Paige, Dusan Brown

MPAA Rating

R

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