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“Rise of Planet of the Apes,” reviewed by Judy Tart

Here’s an informal review of of the suspense/thriller/animation film “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” by my friend Judy Tart. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area. –Janet *** *** *** “Rise of Planet of the Apes,” –the prequel” to “Planet of the Apes”–is far more than what one might think. The premise […]

Grand Torino (Clint Eastwood) and Slumdog Millionaire (Danny Boyle): In the Same Neighborhood of themes

Grand Torino and Slumdog Millionaire share certain themes and characteristics. 1) Both are love stories–though “Grand Torino” is a bit of a sneaky one, and “Slumdog Millionaire” is more along a classic fable line. 2) Both reveal depths of an exploration of cultural difference with deft sensitivity…though, again, “Grand Torino” sneaks up on you with […]

Frost/Nixon and Milk: Same Neighborhood

In my St. Louis neighborhood movie theater inside the Chase Park Plaza Hotel, I viewed two Oscar nominated Best Picture candidates: Frost/Nixon and Milk. By this time, I’m sure you know their stories, so I’ll use this space to note how similar they are. 1) They are both about political figures. Duh. 2) They both […]