Author Archives: Hilary

Weekly Mini-Review: On Golden Pond (1981)

Story: Family dynamics between an old couple, their daughter, and the son of her husband-to-be change when everyone visits during a summer at the family cabin. Review: The cinematography in this movie is absolutely phenomenal: indoor, outdoor, and nature photography … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: Johnny English Reborn (2011)

Story: After going into hiding to avoid the shame of a flubbed mission years before, an older Johnny English is trained in martial arts by monks and called back into action to catch a ring of assassins. Review: The comedy … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: Hidaway (1995)

Story: Near death experiences link the mind of a suburban husband and father with that of a kwazy serial killer who goes after teenage girls – directing the killer’s attentions toward the man’s daughter. Review: The first time I saw … Continue reading

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Does Film School Make You Watch More or Less Movies?

One of the funnier aspects of being in a real bonafide film school now is that all of the teachers continuously prod students to watch more TV and movies. This is hilarious to me because I accustomed to watching hours … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: Mister Frost (1990)

Story: A nutty serial killer, or possibly Satan, drives a female psychiatrist and a cop loopy. Review: Goldblum does a good job of being cheerfully creepy, but the other actors fall short, and the ending, sadly, has no witty turnabout … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

Story: In a society of limited birthrate, a couple whose son is in a coma adopts the first robot child ever designed to feel love. When the couple’s son reawakens, the robot boy (guided by a literal belief in fairytales) … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: Sense and Sensibility (1995)

Story: Upon the death of a wealthy Englishman, his son denies any inheritance to his step mother and his three half-sisters. This forces them to move to the country, where husbands are slimmer pickings. The two older sisters chase men, … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: Three Days of the Condor (1975)

Story: When a member of a CIA office for reading and analyzing published material for hidden codes returns from a lunch run to find the whole building has been wiped out by a hit squad, he is forced to go … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini-Review: Johnny English (2003)

Story: When all the other spies are killed in one swoop, an over-confident, under-competent British spy and his slightly smarter, under-confident sidekick must save England from a madman’s plot to overthrow the kingdom. Review: The protagonist sort of feels like … Continue reading

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Weekly Mini Review: Toy Story 3 (2010)

  Story: When he goes away to college, a boy packs some of his toys in the attic – causing them to think about running away. When they all accidentally end up at a daycare center, they meet yet another … Continue reading

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