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Friday
Sep162011

Contagion review - gripping, poignant, unemotional

Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion unfolds as quickly and ruthlessly as the virus around which it is centred. It doesn't occupy its audience with ambiguous shot composition and framing; it is concise and to the point. While the performances from its stars are not award-worthy, they are swift and calculated. At times the film looks and feels sterile, yet remains imbibed with the kind of energy and emotion that many of us have grown accustomed to in recent times, assaulted as we so often are by images on television of natural disasters, war, terrorism, and of course--lethal and misunderstood illnesses.

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Thursday
Sep232010

Foster and Winslet join the cast of Polanski's "God of Carnage"

A highlight of my trip to New York City earlier this year was seeing God of Carnage, a broadway show starring Lucy Liu, Janet McTeer, Dylan Baker, and one of my favorite actors, Jeff Daniels. The play takes place on a single set, where two couples meet up after their sons have a fight at school. The sit-down starts out overly civil, then it becomes a shouting match, and eventually everyone self destructs and it all goes to hell. Others liked it too--the play won three Tony awards, including Best Play.

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