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Slow West (2015)

I’m not sure if the western frontier of America can be described in terms of speed. In fact, the West comprises of so much territory that such a definition would be too broad to obtain accurate specificity. However, the setting of director John Maclean’s Slow West certainly does invoke an unhurried atmosphere through its depiction of the… Continue reading Slow West (2015)

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While We’re Young (2015)

There’s a sequence in While We’re Young that shows the contrasting uses of technology between Josh (Ben Stiller) and Cornelia Schrebnick (Naomi Watts) and Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby Massey (Amanda Seyfried). On one side you have Josh and Cornelia, who are a middle-aged couple utilizing digital devices and music/video streaming services. While on the other side,… Continue reading While We’re Young (2015)

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Paddington (2015)

Live action kids movies that focus on computer animated characters are either hit or miss. On one side, you've got films like Casper and Stuart Little. And on the other side, you've got uninspiring failures such as Yogi Bear and The Smurfs. Fortunately, Paddington belongs in the former group. But this adaptation of Michael Bond's classic children's character is more than just a… Continue reading Paddington (2015)