Movie Reviews & Interviews from Washington

‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ Review: 3D 48 FPS Looks Glorious!

Posted on February 28th, 2019 by admin@dcfilmgirl

Note: There are 6 different ways you can see “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” and the way I recommend seeing it is in 3D 48 frames per second (HFR or high frame rate). The film was NOT shot in IMAX, but the benefit of seeing it in IMAX is for the 9 minute long prologue […]

‘This is 40’ Review: So Disappointing

Posted on February 28th, 2019 by admin@dcfilmgirl

Judd Apatow had dropped the ball again this year. “The Five-Year Engagement” (which he produced) was one of the worst romantic comedies I’ve ever seen and “This is 40” is probably the most disappointing sequel, “sorta-sequels” or whatever else Apatow wants to qualify it as, that I’ve ever seen.   Apatow is calling “This is […]

‘Rust & Bone’ Review: Gritty French Drama with Great Performances

Posted on February 28th, 2019 by admin@dcfilmgirl

If you aren’t a fan of Katy Perry’s song “Firework,” you most likely will be after watching “Rust and Bone.” The song is given a whole new meaning paired with Marion Cotillard’s character, a woman struggling with the will to live again. Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts) is a single father who leaves the north of France […]

‘Les Misérables’ Review: Starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe & Anne Hathaway

Posted on February 28th, 2019 by admin@dcfilmgirl

The most beloved musical of all time becomes a cinematic phenomenon in Tom Hooper’s direction of “Les Misérables.” As someone who has seen several theatrical versions (even the most recent one here in DC at the National Theatre) and who adores the Dream Cast Concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall, this film was easily my […]

‘Django Unchained’ Review: Tarantino’s Story is Wickedly Fantastic

Posted on February 28th, 2019 by admin@dcfilmgirl

Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” is a complete masterpiece. The actors, screenplay, cinematography and direction are near perfection. Is the film violent? Yes. Is it controversial? Yes. Is it one of the years best? Yes. “Django” is two hours and 35 minutes long and every minute is necessary in this unbelievable story in which Tarantino pays […]

‘Gangster Squad’ Review: Brolin, Gosling, Penn Are Excellent

Posted on February 28th, 2019 by admin@dcfilmgirl

The time: 1949. The place: Los Angeles. The mean machine gangster: Mickey Cohen. Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) is a Brooklyn born mob boss, who runs the town of Los Angeles. He controls the guns, drugs, prostitutes and several policeman and politicians whom he’s paid off. However, he doesn’t intimidate Sergeant John O’Mara (Josh Brolin), who […]

‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Review: Chastain is Marvelous

Posted on February 28th, 2019 by admin@dcfilmgirl

“I’m the mother f***** who found this place.” -Maya It’s dark, silent and after a little while we hear the panicked calls that were placed on the morning of 9/11 over a pitch-black screen. That’s the first minute of “Zero Dark Thirty” and every American’s heart breaks all over again. The film begins and we […]

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