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[Reviewed by: Danny Moltrasi]

“I’ll find him...”

After visiting another 2010 Sundance film previously with Cyrus, we now move onto the winner of both the Grand Jury Prize: Best Dramatic Film as well as the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. That film is Winter’s Bone, written and directed by Debra Granik. As the title suggests, the film is cold, distant and sparse, however, that does not stop it from being an extremely effecting film. It is a simple story, but one done with such emotion that it elevates it from your average film. (more…)

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[Reviewed by: Martin Keller]

When reviewing a film it’s easy to get caught up in broad generalizations, to be caught up in your deep love or utter disdain for it. The art of film reviewing is a happy marriage between being subjective and objective. You are charged with the duty of endorsing or condemning this piece of art, and being fair isn’t usually a first response. Rather, we respond from our gut or our heart: shooting from the hip and asking questions later. However, the responsible reviewer will offer a fair opinion: an opinion based on examples from the film, specific analysis of scenes or actors or cinematography or directing or any of the many facets of the film. The responsible reviewer is trying to edify the film, to offer insight or constructive criticism, to be “fair and balanced.” I say all this because, in my review of Ultraviolet, I find being responsible nearly impossible. (more…)