Marsha McCreadie

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  • 2 months ago | Film Reviews

    "Ireland is the old sow that eats her farrow," Stephen Dedalus declared in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. In the case of Jimmy Gralton, she took bites and spat him out a couple of times. It's tempting to say some people never learn, but,...

  • Traditional coming-of-age films like A Borrowed Identity don't often come from Israel, which is one of the film's points. There, youth is fast-forwarded away, especially if you're an Arab, like gifted child Eyad (Razi Gabareen), burdened...

  • "Ireland is the old sow that eats her farrow," declared Stephen Dedalus in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. In the case of Jimmy Gralton, she took bites and spat him out a couple times. It's tempting to say some people never...

  • With Testament of Youth, our collective poppy-strewn dream imagery of a decimated generation of the gallant young men of WWI -- and their noble horses too -- might undergo a sea change. Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina), simultaneously...

  • "She climbs trees when we're not looking," warns a priest about the feral female lead of Marie's Story. She hangs upside down from them, too.

    Based on historical figure Marie Heurtin, deaf and blind from birth, Marie's Story...

  • A colorful whirligig which twirls only sporadically, In the Name of My Daughter presents as a thriller about the Riviera casino wars of the 1970s, yet is front-loaded with greed, mother/daughter push-pulls, masochism, and tumbles from...

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