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Film Review: 45 Years (2015)

45 years

DANIEL PALMER 45 Years (2015) Director: Andrew Haigh Writers: David Constantine (short story), Andrew Haigh (adaptation) Starring: Charlotte Rampling, Dolly Wells, Tom Courtenay 95 mins Andrew Haigh’s sophomore feature, Weekend (2011), blended a grounding in social realism with contemplative pacing;…

Film Review: The Wolfpack (2015)

The Wolfpack

DANIEL PALMER The Wolfpack (2015) Director: Crystal Moselle Starring: Bhagavan Angulo, Govinda Angulo, Jagadisa Angulo 90 mins When nothing tangible carries value, information is capital. On a daily basis we imbibe a heady cocktail of thoughts, feelings and opinions. Superhero…

Film Review: Inherent Vice (2014)

Inherent Vice

DANIEL PALMER Inherent Vice (2014) Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson (screenplay), Thomas Pynchon (novel) Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Joanna Newsom, Katherine Waterston 148 mins It appears to be the perfect convergence of sensibilities: the most singular voices of…

Film Review: Whiplash (2014)

Whiplash

DANIEL PALMER Whiplash (2014) Director: Damien Chazelle Writer: Damien Chazelle Starring: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist 107 mins With the expansion of the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2009 from five nominees to ten, the Academy afforded itself…

Film Review: Birdman (2014)

Birdman

DANIEL PALMER Birdman (2014) Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu Writers: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo Starring: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Emma Stone 119 mins Of all the things for which Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu…

Film Review: The Interview (2014)

The Interview

DANIEL PALMER The Interview (2014) Directors: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen Writers: Dan Sterling (screenplay), Seth Rogen (story), Evan Goldberg (story), Dan Sterling (story) Starring: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Randall Park 112 mins In the cold light of day, it all…