Tag: michael caine

2016 Oscars Challenge: [15] “Youth” – Best Original Song

“SIMPLE SONG #3” FROM “YOUTH” Music and Lyric by David Lang What will likely end up being my favorite film of the year, “Youth” is the perfect example of why I continue to take part in this Oscar Challenge, as to discover films I might not otherwise see. With so much range of emotion, with stellar performances all around, “Youth” is not only well … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: [15] “Youth” – Best Original Song

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Oscars Watch: 2015 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

In the split that’s happening a lot, and is now being predicted by many of the pundits, “Spotlight” takes Best Film from the Detroit Film Critics, while George Miller (“Mad Max: Fury Road”) takes Best Director. Michael Caine comes in with his first Best Actor win for “Youth,” while Liev Shreiber gets his first for “Spotlight,” something he’ll be facing Mark Ruffalo and Michael … Read More Oscars Watch: 2015 Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

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One Minute Review: Now You See Me (2013)

Release Date May 31, 2013 Director Louis Leterrier Screenplay Ed Solomon Boaz Yakin Edward Ricourt Distributed By Summit Entertainment Budget $75 million Crime, Mystery, Thriller Rated PG-13 for language, some action and sexual content 115 minutes Now You See Me “Now You See Me” takes you for a ride. Whether its a ride without bumps is up to your interpretation. Bringing together four magicians … Read More One Minute Review: Now You See Me (2013)

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Proof Review: The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Release Date July 20, 2012 Director Christopher Nolan Screenplay Christopher Nolan Jonathan Nolan Distributed By Warner Bros. Pictures Budget $230 million Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language 164 minutes The Dark Knight Rises Expectations and presumptions can kill a film. That’s why I went into “The Dark Knight Rises” with neither. Too many … Read More Proof Review: The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

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Proof Review: The Dark Knight (2008)

Release Date July 18, 2008 Director Christopher Nolan Screenplay Christopher Nolan Jonathan Nolan Distributed By Warner Bros. Pictures Budget $185 million Action, Crime, Drama Rated PG-13 for for intense sequences of violence and some menace 152 minutes The Dark Knight “This city deserves a better class of criminal. And I’m gonna give it to ‘em.” –The Joker, “The Dark Knight” Going on record to … Read More Proof Review: The Dark Knight (2008)

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Proof Review: Batman Begins (2005)

Release Date June 15, 2005 Director Christopher Nolan Screenplay Christopher Nolan David S. Goyer Distributed By Warner Bros. Pictures Budget $150 million Action, Adventure, Thriller Rated PG-13 for intense action violence, disturbing images and some thematic elements 140 minutes Batman Begins “…this is the movie I did not realize I was waiting for, because I didn’t realize that more emphasis on story and character … Read More Proof Review: Batman Begins (2005)

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Proof Review: Harry Brown (2010)

Instead of begging for multiple viewings, Harry Brown begs you to watch one of the films at any other end of the spectrum. Harry Brown is not a black mark on the actors’ or director’s resume by any means, but still opens a desire for wanting more out of the film as a whole.