Posts tagged Martin Csokas

With a minimalist style and unadorned simplicity to reflect on racial intolerance, Jeff Nichols crafts “Loving” as a reminiscence of history without the histrionics.  Devoid of soapboxes, speechifying, and manufactured swells of forced emotion seen in far too many historical dramas, “Loving” cuts a different cloth, trading in Hollywood glamor for blue collar truthfulness.  Nichols brilliantly lets the honesty and grace of Richard and Mildred Loving stand on their own without an unnecessary pedestal.  Cite this film as proof that “tell it like it is” does not require bombastic noise and volume.

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MOVIE REVIEW: The Equalizer

Denzel Washington's recent releases of "The Book of Eli," "Unstoppable," "Safe House," "Flight," and "2 Guns" have been some of the best financial earners of his career.  He hasn't had a film open under $20 million since 2003.  His age may have increased, but audiences still count on and flock to Denzel being the razor edge of intensity and initiative he's always been.  His latest film is no different and it reunites Denzel with his "Training Day" director Antoine Fuqua.  "The Equalizer" is a film remake of a CBS TV show that ran for four seasons from 1985 to 1989. 

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