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November 26, 2013
A Few Films I’m Looking Forward to Before the Year Ends
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2013 is almost over and 2014 is right around the corner, but before the year ends I’d like to share a few films that I’m looking forward to before we ring in the new year. Here are a list of a few films that I’m anticipating for the end of 2013.
Her is a film from Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation) starring the talented yet obscure, Joaquin Phoenix. Phoenix with Jonze is a very volatile combination due to his range as an actor and Jonze’s unorthodox yet creative screenwriting. The film has the very unique premise of a man falling in love with an artificially created companion that is nothing more than a voice. I think that the film may also be touching upon our own society’s loss of social interaction as many fall into the reclusive void of technology. I think this film is at the top of my anticipated films for 2013.
This is a little unfair since I’ve already seen the film, but since I’m obligated by the studio to hold my review, I will say “informally” that I think many will enjoy Lone Survivor. It is based on a true story and has a pretty solid cast that fit into their roles well. True stories always seem to get an audience more involved, especially ones that are filled with suspense and danger. Keep this film on your radar and we’ll post the review as soon as we can :)
A film directed by David O. Russell with an A-List cast, how can this film go wrong? While this meets the formula for a good film, I’m still skeptical. Look at The Counselor for instance, while it had the makings for success, it was not reviewed positively by many critics nor audiences. Despite the chance that this may be a force-fed, must see film, I still want to see it. With the cast and the director, this film must be given a shot.
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First and foremost, Ryan Brown is a fan. He has been an avid fan of both the theater and cinema since an early age and his passion for both has been continually growing ever since. When dissecting a film, he focuses on all elements of film-making including some fan/cult factors. He believes that character development is the foundation of a good film and usually starts his analysis of a film from there moving forward. His writing style may be influenced by his background of narrative and argumentative studies in the subject, but he tends to enjoy a more conversational style to better interact with the readers, unlike some other pretentious and pompous writers.
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