Movie Reviews & Interviews from Washington

‘Lawless’ Review: Brilliant, Bad-Ass & Brutal

Posted on February 28th, 2019 by admin@dcfilmgirl

It’s rare when you have a film that includes stellar actors Tom Hardy, Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman and Jessica Chastain and it’s even more rare when they all star in a film that has such an intense story and is brilliantly directed. Director John Hillcoat (“The Road”) delivers the most violent and biting film of […]

‘The Master’ Review: Brilliant Performances Lead Anderson’s Newest Film

Posted on February 28th, 2019 by admin@dcfilmgirl

I just hopped on the Paul Thomas Anderson bandwagon this year, finally getting around to see his two best films: “There Will Be Blood” and “Boogie Nights.” I’ve seen a few of the acclaimed director’s other films, too, like “Magnolia” and “Punch Drunk-Love,” but it’s been years, and I’d almost forgotten how unique his visual […]

‘Butter’ Review: Fails At Political Satire

Posted on February 28th, 2019 by admin@dcfilmgirl

Jennifer Garner looked at one of the most popular (in one way or another) women in conservative politics and said, “I’m going to act like that.” At least, that’s what her portrayal of her character, Laura Pickler looked like. Garner sounds exactly like Governor Sarah Palin and dresses like Congresswoman Michelle Bachman, though the actress […]

‘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 […]

‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’: Whitaker and Winfrey Star in Oscar-Bait Film

Posted on February 28th, 2019 by admin@dcfilmgirl

After the first 10 minutes of watching Lee Daniels’ The Butler (I still wished they could’ve kept with the original name), I was hooked. The story of this young man, who worked in a cotton farm as a boy, where he witnessed his father getting shot right in front of him, grew up to work […]

‘I Don’t Know How She Does It’ Review: Why Did Sarah Jessica Parker Do It?

Posted on March 1st, 2019 by admin@dcfilmgirl

Oh wait, I do! Sarah Jessica Parker is trying to prove that she can play other roles besides Carrie Bradshaw, when really she just hasn’t found the right one yet. ‘I Don’t Know How She Does It’ is a 90-minute long, unfunny sitcom exploiting the idea behind mommy guilt and career woman syndrome. Mommy guilt […]

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