Emma Watson

‘Noah’ is a fantastical epic, with enough visual splendor to make Peter Jackson blush and enough guilt and pathos to still feel like a film from the same man who delivered the documentary The Wrestler starring Randy “The Ram” Robinson.

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Unfortunately Darren Aronofsky‘s Noah strays from the philosophical, and into the strip-mined territory of fantasy and religious spectacle. At times, this is a Lord of the Rings reboot of The Ten Commandments complete with lava rock versions of the Ents.

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This week, our west coast correspondent Warren Cantrell joins us to talk about The Bling Ring, the latest film from Sofia Coppola. Warren and Trey Hock have incredibly differing opinions on the film, so the two of them hash it out, in a thoughtful discussion.

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As we watch Sofia Coppola‘s The Bling Ring we should be horrified at what we see, and know that there is no end in sight.

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Scene-Stealers’ west-coast correspondent, Warren Cantrell, has been largely silent since his last SIFF 2013 dispatch. It should be noted that this is due in large part to the trauma he endured during that Film Festival’s screening of The Bling Ring: a movie that threw Mr. Cantrell into a frozen state of petrified shock from which the man is only just now beginning to emerge.

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Written and directed by Stephen Chbosky, who adapted his own novel of the same name for the film, The Perks of Being a Wallflower centers around Charlie (Logan Lerman), an awkward, introverted high school freshman who has seen too much pain in his young life.

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‘My Week With Marilyn’ is a frustrating lark of a film anchored by an impressive performance from Michelle Williams.

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