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Oscar Bait: 2011 Films

Oscar Bait: 2011 Films

In recent years, however, this simple idea of allowing truly inspiring and thought provoking feats of cinema to be seen by more people has been trumped by celebrity orientated culture and a public thirst for being comfortable in the movie theaters, rather than challenged. 2011, as in no other, offers the best example of this sudden divergence from masterful works of art to hokey, trite pieces of fluff that will be forgotten before the year is out.
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A Banner Year: Five movies you should watch from 1999

A Banner Year: Five movies you should watch from 1999

It wasn’t so long ago that a single year could produce more than one film that could be put on a shelf amongst the greats. The most recent example is 2007, with "No Country for Old Men" and "There Will Be Blood" standing proud as prime exhibits of creative force and the possibilities of a year in film that shines a light on more than one masterpiece. But even these seemed two amongst thousands in an otherwise standard year.
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One You Might Have Missed: 13 Assassins

One You Might Have Missed: 13 Assassins

Set in the mid 19th century, “13 Assassins” follows a group of samurai warriors, a title which itself is fading in respect and necessity, who attempt to kill a sadistic Lord Naritsugu before he has a chance to take the throne and plunge the country into violence, death and despair. After Naritsugu ruthlessly kills innocent citizens, even taking to rape and dismemberment, Shinzaemon, a man well practiced in the fleeting way of the samurai, is brought in to council and eventually lead the small rebellion against the Lord’s tyrannical rule.
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One You Might Have Missed: Cedar Rapids

One You Might Have Missed: Cedar Rapids

With the rate that films enter and exit a theater, it comes as no surprise that a good film will often go unrecognized. Such was the case with “Cedar Rapids” a slow burner of a film that starts methodically but slowly and relentlessly builds into a raucous and hilarious ride through the titular city.
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