Gran Torino (2008) A Grizzled View On Race And Growth

Tightly scripted, a few stereotyped characters and a menacingly grizzly fraught Clint Eastwood character. Here the Gran Torino world exists.  Have we ever seen Eastwood smile on screen in his last few outings? He's pissed off at the world he lives in and in this character study film, we want to know why. Eastwood's Walt … Continue reading Gran Torino (2008) A Grizzled View On Race And Growth

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Magnolia (1999) A Powerful And Messy Orchestration Of Emotion

Sprawling, melodramatic, often pretentious and certainly overlong. Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia is the type of film that would have been a complete train wreck in the hands of a less talented filmmaker. However, guided by an auteur approaching his peak and featuring an outstanding ensemble cast, the film navigates these pitfalls and emerges as of … Continue reading Magnolia (1999) A Powerful And Messy Orchestration Of Emotion

The Pursuit Of Happyness (2006) “You Want Something, Go Get It. Period.”

RATING: 3/5 DIRECTOR: Gabriele Marcino Everyone has dreams and aspirations. What one does to pursue that dream and how much strength of character is needed is examined in The Pursuit Of Happyness. Chris Gardner (Will Smith) is a salesman trying to sell bone density scanners to no avail, he has a young son Christopher (Jaden … Continue reading The Pursuit Of Happyness (2006) “You Want Something, Go Get It. Period.”