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‘Atonement’ (2007)

Was this worth $10 and my 2 hours?

I confess publicly, now, up-front to a small obsession with Keira Knightley. I’ve seen all but two of her films and regardless of the quality, QED ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End,’ I’ve found her to be effective at a bare minimum in all and stunning in some of the roles she’s played. That said, while she acquits herself quite well her role as Cecilia Tallis in ‘Atonement’ isn’t really that much of a role. [Read more →]

‘Cloverfield’ (2008)

‘Cloverfield’ (2008) Though its a sometimes-interesting exercise in high-concept mash-up ( Godzilla -meets- Blair Witch , anyone?), ‘ Cloverfield ‘ really brings very little that’s new to the table.

Numerous reviewers have referred to ‘Cloverfield’ is horror for the Facebook generation , “because it’s not really happening unless it’s on videotape”. But to be more exact and closer to the point, ‘Cloverfield’ is authentic J-horror for Facebookii Americanus — J-horror made by and for narcissistic, web-ready American audiences. [Read more →]