john hawkes

Here we go again on our own. Going down the only road…. Eric, Trey, and Trevan are back this week with reviews for Lincoln and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2.

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Any discussion of ‘The Sessions’ must begin with the amazing performance by John Hawkes who infuses the character with spirit and such a myriad of insecurities it’s impossible, for either his priest or the audience, not to wish him luck on his journey of sexual discovery.

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After a long hiatus, we’re back. And we have 120 movies to work through. OK, Not really, just five.

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Out on Blu-ray and DVD now are two of the best movies of last year whose names you didn’t hear at the Oscars. Despite Michael Shannon’s powerhouse lead performance in the psychological suspense drama ‘Take Shelter,’ he was somehow left out of the Best Actor race. ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’ is also anchored by an incredibly soulful performance not nominated for an Oscar.

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Director Sean Durkin uses shallow depth of field in an attempt to accentuate the psychological claustrophobia that Martha feels. Instead he manages to distract from Elizabeth Olsen’s stellar performance and detach the viewer from the emotional content or a genuine understanding of a well developed character.

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