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2014 Oscar Season Preview

Posted by Shea Garner September 30, 2014 0 Comment 6570 views

Shea Garner gives us a rundown of upcoming 2014 Oscar worthy fare.

Shea Garner’s Best Movies of 2013

Posted by Shea Garner January 21, 2014 0 Comment 4611 views

Here’s another list of the best movies of 2013, this time from fab PCF contributor Shea Garner.

Review: American Hustle (2013)

Posted by Shea Garner January 16, 2014 0 Comment 5183 views

American Hustle is just one of the best and most entertaining movies of the year. Nuff said.

Review: 12 Years A Slave

Posted by Shea Garner November 17, 2013 0 Comment 3477 views

As the screen faded to black and the credits began to roll, the audience at the Saturday night screening of Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave could do nothing but sit in silence. The general reaction was a mixture of shock, awe, and emotional exhaustion that needed a solid five minutes to be initially processed […]

Review: Gravity (2013)

Posted by Shea Garner October 11, 2013 4 Comments 6532 views

“I hate space!” exclaims an exhausted Dr. Ryan Stone, passionately played by Sandra Bullock, during a moment of self-aware humor in Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron’s 3D space masterpiece Gravity. The concise, heart-pounding 90-minute film will undoubtedly be considered a benchmark moment in modern cinema, furthering space cinematography and 3D special effects like 2001: A Space Odyssey […]

Review: Only God Forgives (2013)

Posted by Shea Garner July 26, 2013 1 Comment 9039 views

In a recent Reddit AMA, acclaimed art house director Nicholas Winding Refn expressed interest in the possibility of making a trilogy of dreamy ultra-violent films in collaboration with actor Ryan Gosling of 2011’s Drive and this year’s Only God Forgives. The ambition makes complete sense, as the aforementioned films aren’t necessarily connected through narrative, but stylistic […]

Berkshire International Film Festival 2013: Frances Ha (2013)

Posted by Shea Garner June 14, 2013 2 Comments 6771 views

Noah Baumbach seems to have tirelessly studied the “coming of age” genre, garnering both commercial attention and critical acclaim with his breakout feature The Squid and the Whale and his latest “dealing with age” film Greenberg. As an independent filmmaker, he keeps his creative circle fairly tight, recasting a select few actors and actresses and […]

Berkshire International Film Festival 2013: Sister (2012)

Posted by Shea Garner June 4, 2013 1 Comment 10300 views

Sister, a brutally affecting modern reinvention of the family drama from French-Swiss director Ursula Meier, intimately analyzes the relationship between the small brother-sister family unit of Louise (Léa Seydoux) and Simon (Kacey Mottet Klein). Set in the shadows of the towering Swiss Alps, the duo lives in a small apartment with little means, absent of […]

Berkshire International Film Festival 2013: 99% – The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film (2013)

Posted by Shea Garner June 3, 2013 0 Comment 6609 views

The Occupy movement began in September of 2011 as a result of the global financial crisis caused, in part, by subprime mortgages doled out all too generously by Wall Street investment banks. Starting in New York City’s Zuccotti Park, the protest occupations soon spread to over 50 cities nationally and over 95 cities internationally. While […]

Berkshire International Film Festival 2013: Twenty Feet From Stardom (2013)

Posted by Shea Garner May 31, 2013 1 Comment 6681 views

There is a moment in Twenty Feet From Stardom when backup singer Merry Clayton enters an empty recording studio and blissfully reminisces recording her legendary vocals on The Rolling Stone’s “Gimme Shelter” with Mick Jagger during the early hours of the morning. She closes her eyes and smiles in satisfaction as the song roars in the background […]

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