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reviewed The Prestige. July 01, 2011
The Prestige
I've not much to type of Christoper Nolan's finest accomplishment that hasn't been stated before. At this juncture, it wouldn't be unfair for the Nolans to abandon non-linear plotting; …
posted a Quick Tip about The Prestige. July 27, 2010
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The Prestige
A few flaws, however a great , great film. Chris Nolan has yet to make a bad film. Christian Bale is oscar-worthy is this movie.
reviewed Deception (2008). June 21, 2010
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Deception (2008)
DECEPTION (2008) is one of those films that fares better after the brouhaha surrounding its release has dies down: catching for free on television probably adds to the positive response if the viewer …
reviewed The Prestige. December 30, 2009
The Prestige
I've seen some movies that try to blow your mind, I've seen some movies that try to challenge you and make you believe in the unimaginable. The Prestige does both, it challenges you while making you think …
reviewed The Prestige. September 09, 2009
The Prestige
Two rival magicians in the late 1800’s.  Each trying to sabotage each other, outdo each other, and decode the secrets of each others tricks.  The twists and turns in this movie never seem …
reviewed Australia (2008). August 20, 2009
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There's a reason why classics are classics, and that's because they fulfill a basic human thirst for romance, adventure, the fellow getting the girl, and the good guys coming out on top. Nicole …
reviewed Australia (2008). July 05, 2009
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This is the tale of two reviews, one by a film fanatic and another by his wife. One couldn't imagine how this thing could drag on for almost 3 hours (20 unforgiving minutes short of 3 hours), how in the …
reviewed Australia (2008). June 13, 2009
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    Australia    Director: Baz Luhrmann  Screen writers: Baz Luhrmann, Stuart Beattie    Brief Synopsis:   MOULIN ROUGE's …
reviewed The Prestige. May 15, 2009
The Prestige
The Prestige is probably one of the most underrated films of this this past decade.  With such a great cast that included Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Scarlett Johansson, this …
reviewed Australia (2008). April 16, 2009
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"Australia" has been hyped for months as being Baz Luhrmann's big epic. The director of famous teen flicks like the Leonardo DiCaprio "Romeo + Juliet," "Australia" was said to be the film that would establish …
reviewed Australia (2008). March 07, 2009
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Baz Luhrmann needed to re-think his overly long epic of life in Australia during WW II: The first hour of this 165 minute film comes across as caricature with Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman being introduced …
reviewed Australia (2008). February 17, 2009
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I first saw AUSTRALIA last November on my birthday. I wasn't sure if I was going to like the movie, but I absolutely loved it and it made my list of top ten films of 2008.    Directed …
reviewed Australia (2008). February 14, 2009
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Short Attention Span Summary (SASS):     1. Lady Sarah Ashley (Nicole Kidman) heads off Down Under to find out what her hubby is really doing when he says he's mustering cattle.   2. …
reviewed Australia (2008). December 12, 2008
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As a teenager, I very vividly remember going to see Moulin Rouge.  Even then, I was a budding film snob, but my adolescent heart was still fluttering with excitement, from the marketing, the music, …
reviewed Australia (2008). December 12, 2008
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This will be short but passionate.    I saw AUSTRALIA today with my brother and his lovely girlfriend. IT WAS AMAZING! Baz Luhrmann is one of my favorite film makers anyway, but OMG …
reviewed Australia (2008). December 11, 2008
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I saw AUSTRALIA today with my brother and his lovely girlfriend. IT WAS AMAZING! Baz Luhrmann is one of my favorite film makers anyway, but OMG this film is GORGEOUS. The land, the lighting, the costumes, …
reviewed Australia (2008). December 11, 2008
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 The story opens in 1939, in northern Australia, as Lady Sarah Ashley (Nicole Kidman) arrives from England to sell her huge cattle ranch. The neighboring cattle baron has killed her husband and scared …
reviewed The Prestige. January 13, 2008
The Prestige
Pros: Great story-line and performances; outstanding direction.     Cons: Hard to wrap your mind around at first...     The Bottom Line: In the final analysis The …
reviewed The Prestige. April 18, 2007
The Prestige
There were many surprises at this year's Academy Awards. One of the biggest was the absence of nominations for several films, most noticeably this one. Containing no sex, no nudity, no bad language, no …
reviewed The Prestige. April 17, 2007
The Prestige
This movie has certainly captured the art of magic, its complexities and wonder. As two friends' different philosophies on magic set tensions in motion, it is a tragic death that forever puts a wedge …
reviewed The Prestige. March 31, 2007
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The Prestige
Pros: Probably the single most...different movie plot I've ever seen.     Cons: Sometimes hard to follow the heavy English accents     The Bottom Line: Don't look …
reviewed The Prestige. March 29, 2007
The Prestige
Two rival magicians (Jackman and Bales) in the late 1800's. Each trying to sabotage each other, outdo each other, and decode the secrets of each others tricks. The twists and turns in this movie never …
reviewed The Prestige. March 17, 2007
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The Prestige
Pros: Outstanding performances, very tightly controlled story and imagery      Cons: One romp into the unreal that is a little hard to accept      The Bottom Line: …
reviewed The Prestige. February 21, 2007
The Prestige
Jonathan and Christopher Nolan have collaborated on previous projects (namely the brilliant MEMENTO) and here take on Christopher Priest's dazzling novel THE PRESTIGE. Where MEMENTO kept the audience …
reviewed The Prestige. January 09, 2007
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The Prestige
The Prestige works on many levels, as a character study and a depiction of rivalry and revenge, as a period piece that illuminates the ingenuity and sacrifice and risk required to carry off the trickery …
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