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Dec
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I always watch historical dramas with a skeptical eye. Especially in dramatizing events in which few individuals were present. I like to ask, “Did this really happen?” “What is the filmmaker’s point of view?” “Where am I being led?” In that vein, there’s a moment in Darkest Hour when I realized I was watching a […]

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In the opening minutes, a woman named Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) is driving by three dilapidated unused billboards on a seemingly deserted rural road. A beautiful rendition of the traditional Irish melody “The Last Rose of Summer” sung by opera singer Renée Fleming swells in the background. Mildred is seen contemplating the signs themselves. We […]

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Dec
1

I admire Saoirse Ronan. She impressed me in Atonement, Hanna, and The Grand Budapest Hotel. But then she did Brooklyn and I fully realized what a talent she truly was. It earned her a second Oscar nomination. Brie Larson won for Room that year. I loved that film and she was deserving of the award. […]

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Our Film Reviews are written film critique Mark Hobin of fastfilmreviews.com. Quality not quantity is the focus. Reviews rarely extend beyond 600 words. A freelance writer who hails from the San Francisco Bay Area, he has been blogging since November 2009. With an emphasis on current releases, he still holds a special place in his heart for classic Hollywood pictures – Hitchcock is a favorite.

Mark is also an avid music lover and can name the artist of any song that has ever hit #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. He appreciates all music genres but is especially taken with the electronic dance music of artists like Daft Punk, and Cut Copy.

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