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Movies vs. Matrimony: Season 2 Round 11

Movies vs. Matrimony is a podcast that pits a husband and wife’s cinematic tastes against each other. Hosted by Daniel and Pauline Grant, each round of MvsM starts with the couple randomly selecting from a list made up of 10 of Daniel’s movies and 10 of Pauline’s movies. Whoever’s movie gets picked needs to defend it for the length of that movie’s run time.

The Big Short Blu-ray Review

Last year's surprise award contender The Big Short comes to Blu-ray this week with some nice extras giving insight into this odd film that found comedy in tragedy.

By The Sea Review

It would be easy to dismiss By The Sea as an excuse for a celebrity couple to shoot a glamorous film in an exotic locale, but writer/ director Angelina Jolie Pitt has created a contemplation of marriage that is actually artistic and noteworthy.

The Counselor Review

It’s hard to think of a film that will be more openly divisive between critics, and yet no one in the general public would see or even necessarily enjoy all that much than Ridley Scott and Cormac McCarthy's The Counselor. I have no idea who this movie is aimed at pleasing or entertaining outside of McCarthy himself, but I’m kind of glad it exists. I think.

12 Years a Slave
Video Review

And now for something a little different: A video review! Dork Shelf's own Brandon Bastaldo takes a look at Steve McQueen's slavery drama 12 Years a Slave starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender.

12 Years a Slave Review

There’s no doubt in my mind that 12 Years a Slave will go down in history as a landmark film. Never before, and quite possibly never again, has the issue of African American slavery and the still present pain and anguish been this viscerally and brilliantly realized. Its effect is provocative, much like gazing into an unattended open wound that never quite heals itself, but rather reaches a point of stasis beyond which things couldn’t possibly get any worse no matter how awful a situation may be.

TIFF 2013: 12 Years a Slave Review

12 Years a Slave Special Presentation Director: Steve McQueen A mere capsule review at festival time could never do justice to McQueen’s powerful masterwork that’s not so much an excellent piece of filmmaking, but a landmark cinematic achievement. While no one left alive today could possibly ever be able to relay the atrocities of America’s […]