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Beauty And The Beast

Beauty and the Beast

A cinematic cynosure! Directed by: Bill Condon Written by: Stephen Chbosky, Evan Spiliotopoulos Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline Swift shot: I’ve never seen the animated Disney classic, but of course I am intimately familiar with the story, based on the 18th century French fairy tale “La Belle et la Bête,” by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve. This […]

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Laps

Laps

“How the hell do you people do this?” Written and Directed by: Chad Diez Cast: Art Hall, Rachae Thomas, Nicky Endres Swift shot: I hate running. There, I said it. It’s boring! My mind wanders all over the place, and I try not to focus on how ridiculous it is to run around when nothing […]

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Patriots Day

Patriots Day

We are at war Directed by: Peter Berg Written by: Peter Berg, Matt Cook, Joshua Zetumer Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan, J.K. Simmons, Alex Wolff Swift shot: It’s a rare thing to watch almost an entire film with a large lump in your throat, but that was how I watched Patriots Day. With only brief moments of levity, Peter […]

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Live By Night

Live By Night

Directed by: Ben Affleck Written by: Ben Affleck (screenplay, adapted) Dennis Lehane (novel) Cast: Ben Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Elle Fanning, Chris Messina, Chris Cooper, Sienna Miller Swift shot: I have never heard of Joe Coughlin, but after I watched Live By Night, I went home and researched all about him. I was hoping he was a real figure from […]

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inferno

Inferno

Directed by: Ron Howard Written by: David Koepp, Dan Brown Cast: Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Omar Sy I always enjoy the movies based on Dan Brown’s books about Robert Langdon and his adventures. They are fast-paced and continuously interesting. Inferno focuses on Sandro Botticelli’s “Map of Hell,” which is based on Dante’s “Inferno.” Since I’ve never studied […]

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