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Retiring to India in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Based on Deborah Moggach’s novel These Foolish Things, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel imagines a final adventure for a group of English men and women — one last hurrah where they can get away from the familiar day-to-day they’ve come to know all too well, or their busy families caught up in living in the digital now, which in some cases is hopelessly unknowable to their elders.   

Nine (Review)

Rob Marshall offers up a helter-skelter film adaptation of Tony winner

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Academy Award-wining director Rob Marshall unfortunately succumbs here to the influences of the cut-and-paste aesthetic of music videos. The show tunes are wannabe 'VH1 Countdown' hits, all style and flash rendered with a sure hand, offering little to truly deepen the emotional arc of individual characters or the story as a whole. With a lead performer like Daniel Day-Lewis, we expect the feral magnetic intensity of Bill the Butcher or Daniel Plainview, but it's not to be. Grade: B.