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R… RAJKUMAR (HINDI: ENGLISH SUBTITLES)

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Before reviewing this typical “Bollywood” musical extravaganza, I will address those of you who have requested more substantial fare; there is a plethora of scintillating, intense, inspiring films gushing from major directors in India; it is not all fantasy, super heroes,  laughter, tears and joyful “Oklahoma” endings. In the future I will suggest a more meaty flick, available on Netflix, ... Read More »

OUT OF THE FURNACE

OUT OF THE FURNACE

Writer/director Scott Cooper’s flawed but potent thriller about the “Baze” brothers, dealing with substantial issues in Pennsylvania’s steel landscape, 2008.  Christian Bale’s portrayal of “Russell” is sensitive and formidable; Russell has a kind heart and disposition while “Rodney” (solid performance by Casey Affleck) is volatile, most likely suffering from PTSD after serving four stints in Iraq; gambling and fighting are ... Read More »

CHICAGO, 2011 (MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, CHICAGO, UNTIL APRIL 14, 2014)

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Artist Sarah Morris gifts audiences a homage to the city of huge shoulders, bludgeoning winds, architectural and culinary feats, feasts; its awe -inspiring majesty splayed, over sixty-eight minutes of profound, beautiful wonderment; her camera, like a magician’s wand, transforms all that she films; the benign is elevated to the sublime; the pedestrian becomes grand; a stop sign, fractured pavement, stroked ... Read More »

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BULLETT RAJA (HINDI: ENGLISH SUBTITLES)

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Bullets galore infuse this Bollywood tale of vengeance, loyalty, retribution and conflict between untoward government officials, the crime syndicate and vigilantes; never obfuscating or blurring the boundaries between the nefarious and the worthy, “Bullett Raja” is thick with assassinations, assignations, tipping the scales in melodrama and mayhem. Saif Ali Khan, the least charismatic of the unrelated Khan’s is “Raja”; muscled, ... Read More »

OLDBOY

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Director Spike Lee’s remake of Park Chan-wook’s Korean, 2003 film of the same title, is shatteringly brutal, ugly and by far the most horrifying, disturbing movie of the year; its bloodthirsty, barbaric scenario is not for those of feint  sensitivities; its meanness continues to haunt, days after viewing. If revenge is best served cold “Oldboy” hovers at the Antarctica level. ... Read More »

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