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  • Bound for Glory

    Bound for Glory

    ★★★

    In "Song to Woody", Bob Dylan wrote: "I'm a-singin' you the song, but I can't sing enough 'Cause there's not many men that done the things that you've done". With this verse, Dylan attempts to pay his debt of gratitude owed to the man that first inspired him to pick up a guitar and write songs from the heart. Hal Ashby's Bound for Glory chronicles the life of Woody Guthrie from his early days in Pampa, Texas where he, along…

  • The Ravenous

    The Ravenous

    ★★★

    Just because you've been unleashed from hell doesn't mean you still can't find Jesus. Such is the message in the Quebecois zombie movie The Ravenous from writer and director Robin Aubert which sees its infected breed nonetheless building large makeshift alters out of leftover chairs and basically whatever inanimate objects that they can get their hands on. What does it all mean? Well, that's all up to the eye of the beholder I suppose. There's an allegorical message lurking there…

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  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★★

    For all intents and purposes this film should've been called Star Wars: History Repeats Itself. The reason being is that the plot to The Force Awakens offers more then just a passing resemblance to A New Hope, so much so that I damn near check marked the "I've seen this film before" option even though I hadn't. It seems that in his never-ending quest to please the rabid Star Wars fan base, director J.J. Abrams felt the need to adhere…

  • District 9

    District 9

    ★★★★

    It may be a little known fact but we truly live in an era where brilliant, original science fiction films are being produced year in and year out. At no other time since the 1980's has there ever been an influx of quality science fiction produced as there has been in the last 5 or 6 years or so in Hollywood. Case in point would be District 9. District 9 is co-written and directed by South African director Neil Blomkamp…