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Frank is an Elmhurst College graduate with a BA in Communications. Acting is the life passion; loves movies of all genres, and creative writing in his spare time. An avid sports fan and an old school music connoisseur, also enjoys the occasional gin and tonic. Read more about Frank on his website,

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American Hustle Movie Review

“American Hustle” is directed by David O Russell and stars Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jeremy Renner. David O Russell’s latest picture is yet another superior piece of filmmaking. “American Hustle” tells the dramatized story of the

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Saving Mr. Banks Movie Review

“Saving Mr. Banks” is directed by John Lee Hancock and stars Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, and Collin Farrell. “Saving Mr. Banks” tells the true story behind the production of “Mary Poppins,” the iconic book adapted for the screen by Walt

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Movie Review

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is directed by Adam McKay and stars Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, and Steve Carrell. Anchorman. A cult comedy classic since it debuted in 2004. It was outrageous, spontaneous, and flat out funny because of

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Out of the Furnace Review

“Out of the Furnace” is directed by Scott Cooper and stars Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Forest Whitaker, Zoe Saldana, Willem Dafoe, and Sam Shepherd. Scoot Cooper’s follow up film to his debut “Crazy Heart” is “Out of the

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Dallas Buyers Club Movie Review

“Dallas Buyers Club” is directed by Jean-Marc Vallee and stars Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, and Jennifer Garner (pictured). “Dallas Buyers Club” is a film of superb acting, and that alone is reason enough to go see this picture. Like colleague Ben

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12 Years A Slave Movie Review

“12 Years A Slave” is a movie directed by Steve McQueen and stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Lupita Nyong’o, Paul Giamatti, and Brad Pitt. “12 Years A Slave” is the true story of Solomon Northup, a free black

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The Counselor Movie Review

“The Counselor” is directed by Ridley Scott and stars Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz, and Brad Pitt. This film seemed to have all the potential in the world. It made my list of most anticipated to see

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Four Must-see Films this Award Season

September is upon us. That means one thing for moviegoers and critics alike: awards season. The Toronto International Film Festival kicks it all off in September, whereas then all award worthy films are rolled out for the next few months

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Why Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” trilogy will go down as one of the best ever.

To be the best ever, there are often many qualifications before such an honor is bestowed.  For the medium of film, it is no different. Sure, awards are great, and often help the cause. Most importantly though, I believe, is

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Fruitvale Station Movie Review

Fruitvale Station is directed by Ryan Coogler, and stars Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer and Melonie Diaz. Festival darling Fruitvale Station was finally released nationwide this weekend after a series of limited releases. I can finally see why it reaped

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