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  • Emma When You Need Her
    "Emma When You Need Her": An enrapturous romp through the life of Emma Goldman
    There are some plays where, the moment you step into the theatre, there’s an enthralling energy that grabs you immediately. When you first walk into the Vortex Theatre for “Emma When You Need Her”, and you’re literally...
  • The Last Five Years
    "The Last Five Years" is a heartbreaking, delicate piece of musical gorgeousness
    In recent years, Jason Robert Brown's “The Last Five Years” has been getting a lot of attention, culminating in a major motion pictures starring Anna Kendrick, but before all that, some five years ago, Penfold Theatre brought forth...
  • "The Christians"
    "The Christians": A thoughtful and confident examination of faith and compassion
    Hyde Park has often presented works that turn the audience’s eyes towards society at large, and with their latest, they turn the camera on religion, but those expecting trenchant comedy or biting satire should perhaps go elsewhere. Lucas...
  • "Her" is a remarkable film about boundless love
    The Best of 2013: 'Her'
    The most innovative and courageous film of 2013 is Spike Jonze's Her. The title says it is all... this is a film about a woman that is so remarkably different and nearly impossible to describe, so we will just settle on the gender pronoun....
  • '42' tells one of the greatest human rights victories in history of baseball and America
    The Best of 2013: '42'
    Sports films exist for many different reasons throughout the history of film. Sometimes they are about rising to the top and personal acceptance (Rocky, Rudy). Sometimes they are about friendship (Brian's Song, Take Me Out to the Ballgame)....
  • 'The Wind Rises' is a beautiful flight of fancy for veteran filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki
    The Best of 2013: 'The Wind Rises'
    The best animated film of 2013 is anime extraordinare Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises. Based on the life of aeronautical engineer, Jiro Horikoshi and his experiences as a young boy inspired by any possible thing that flew, which led to the...
  • 'Only God Forgives' proves to a be a beautiful, brawny metaphor for fighting darkness before God
    The Best of 2013: 'Only God Forgives'
    This may be one of the most powerful pieces of storytelling from indie Hollywood and European cinema. For example, within 31 minutes, the next three are magical to explicate the film's entire message. The parallels of today's consumer,...
  • 'Blue is the Warmest Color' is a journey of love and maturity through the experiences of intense passion
    The Best of 2013: 'Blue is the Warmest Color'
    Blue is the Warmest Color is one of the most realistic films of the last few years. The way it is shot, the way it is acted, the way it psychologically feels—all realistic. Most importantly, the way the two characters meet, love and mature...
  • Ben Stiller is a skateboarding hero in 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty'
    The Best of 2013: 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty'
    Based on a 1939 short story by James Thurber, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is about a daydreamer. The original short story is plain and simple about a man trying to make his life more exciting in his imagination with the use of his mundane...
  • Luc Besson's 'The Family' is a tribute to gangster and assassin films
    The Best of 2013: 'The Family'
    Returning to a familiar subgenre and attributing the lifelong works of director Martin Scorsese, The Family is director Luc Besson's “conclusion” to the gangster films of actor Robert De Niro. At least, this film acts like it may...
  • 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' puts characters into desolated beautiful adventures
    The Best of 2013: 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'
    The best Middle Earth universe film since The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, this is Peter Jackson's brilliant and exciting intermezzo in The Hobbit prequel trilogy. A lot of fans of J.R.R. Tolkien's works have been a little...
  • 'Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor' marks the 50th anniversary of the famed TV series
    The Best of 2013: 'Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor'
    A monumental event in the history of science-fiction is this 50th anniversary episode of the most successful British television series, Doctor Who. Debuting in 1963 starring William Hartnell as the first version of the titular character and later...
  • 'Gravity' is 2013's Best Director Oscar winner
    The Best of 2013: 'Gravity'
    The visceral, edge-of-your-seat thrill ride of 2013 is director Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity. The winner of the Best Director Oscar of 2013. This film has been constantly described by this reviewer to people on earthbound streets as a Hitchcock...
  • 'Don Jon' is Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut on one-sided relationships
    The Best of 2013: 'Don Jon'
    The funniest and most intellectual romantic comedy of 2013 is Don Jon, lead actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut. The word, intellectual, is being used with a grain of salt, but it is a very intelligent film for what it attempts to...
  • 'The Wolf of Wall Street' is Scorsese's comedy about excessiveness
    The Best of 2013: 'The Wolf of Wall Street'
    If there was one word that sometimes can be associated with Martin Scorsese's later works, it is the word: excessive. This is actually not a negative criticism, but a rather fair and dry generalization. It is common knowledge among film lovers...
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