Category Archives: 2012

The Christmas Heart (2012) Rated NR

When a teenager is in desperate need of a heart transplant his neighbors, family, and friends rally behind him and celebrate Christmas. Starring Teri Polo, Paul Essiembre, and Ty Wood. The one thing going for this film is that it is … Continue reading

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56 Up (2012) Rated NR

In this documentary, Michael Apted interviews the same group of people every seven years to highlight the changes in their lives. The individuals are now 56 years old. Starring Michael Apted, Bruce Balden, and Jacqueline Bassett. This is a unique documentary. … Continue reading

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Disconnect (2012) Rated R

A group of people try to make genuine connections in a world where we are always online. Starring Jason Bateman, Hope Davis, and Frank Grillo. This is one of those films that follows a group of seemingly disconnected characters, but as … Continue reading

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Arthur Newman (2012) Rated R

A man fakes his own death to start a new life with a woman who is also trying to forget her past. Starring Colin Firth, Emily Blunt, and Lucas Hedges. At first glance, this film looks good; you have Firth and Blunt, … Continue reading

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No Place on Earth (2012) Rated PG-13

A cave exploration in Ukraine discovers a place where World War II survivors lived. Starring Saul Stermer, Sam Stermer, and Sonia Dodyk. This is a great documentary that showcases human perseverance. During World War II a group of Jews lived in … Continue reading

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The Place Beyond the Pines (2012) Rated R

A motorcycle stunt rider starts robbing banks to provide for his family, putting him in a rookie cop’s line of fire. Starring Ryan Gosling, Craig Van Hook, and Eva Mendes. The film starts out strong as we move through 15 years … Continue reading

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The Company You Keep (2012) Rated R

A Weather Underground activist goes on the run when a journalist uncovers who he is. Starring Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf, and Julie Christie. This film is supposed to be a thriller, but alas it doesn’t hold much in the thriller department. It’s … Continue reading

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To the Wonder (2012) Rated R

After a couple falls in love, they come home to real life, where they connect with a pastor and a flame from the past. Starring Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams. This is a Terrence Malick film. He uses cinematography to  convey  … Continue reading

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Amour (2012) Rated PG-13

Two retired musicians’ love is tested when one of them has a stroke. Starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert. Amour is the story of a couple whose love sustains them as age and illness wear away at their bodies. This … Continue reading

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Into the White (2012) Rated R

A group of airmen from different sides of WWII come together after being stranded in a cabin. Starring Florian Lukas, David Kross, Stig Henrik Hoff. This war film is based on the true story of a group of airmen from opposing … Continue reading

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