shorts: 13

Posted: July 18, 2016 in Arts
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Many people share their opinions without being asked. We here at Trask Avenue honor that tradition with our periodic one sentence movie reviews. For additional highly subjective assessments, click here.

Martian, The (2015) – The story of an astronaut stranded so far away often hits so very close to home. (3½) – 7/18/16

Walk on the Moon, A (1999) – Strong performances bolster this ordinary story of a housewife’s misguided affair during the summer of Woodstock and Neil Armstrong. (2½) – 7/18/16

I Love You, Man (2009) – Consistent laughs and a surprising sweetness give this guy movie wide appeal, despite its casual crudeness.  (3½) – 7/18/16

Ex Machina (2015) – Tonight’s menu includes refined megalomania sautéed with spicy technological marvels accompanied by a generous portion of hormonal distraction. (3½) – 7/18/16

Moscow on the Hudson (1984) – Robin Williams’ remarkable gift for portraying empathic characters will be, perhaps, his most enduring legacy. (3) – 7/18/16

Double Indemnity (1944) – Murder “always comes apart sooner or later, and when two people are involved it’s usually sooner.” (4) – 7/18/16

Long Way Down, A (2014) – The title aptly describes the trajectory of this film compared with its source material, Nick Hornby’s fine novel. (1½) – 7/18/16

Dark Knight, The (2008) – From start to end the relentless pulse hammers your body in this greatest of all “superhero” movies. (4) – 7/18/16

Longest Yard, The (1974) – Burt Reynolds’s rakish charm has emerged as the only reason to endure his hugely popular 1970’s movies. (2) – 7/18/16

Cop Land (1997) – Every now and then Stallone demonstrates nuanced acting chops. (3) – 7/18/16

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