‘The Aftermath’ – Film Review!

by Gumbercules9000 on Mar 29th, 2019


“If you catch it on a movie channel, a plane, or the Hallmark Channel (where quite honestly it belongs), check it out. Otherwise, this is one I would skip.” 

The best part of ‘The Aftermath‘ was the scenery. Let’s start there and unpack how this film that should work falls flat. In 1946 post-war Germany, Rachel (Keira Knightly) arrives to reconnect with her military husband, Lewis (Jason Clarke). Lewis is a British Colonel who, along with the allied forces, is attempting to rebuild Hamburg, which has all but been destroyed. The two take over the gorgeous home of Stephen Lubert (Alexander Skarsgård), a widowed architect, and his terrible daughter Freda (Flora Thiemann). Over Rachel’s pleadings, Lewis allows Stephen and Freda to stay (albeit Anne Frank style in the attack) and thus begins the slow, sad soap opera that is ‘The Aftermath‘. 

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Film Review: ‘Laggies’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 6th, 2014

Hi guys, Beka P. here…


Laggies is a delightful film about adulting and how you are never truly done growing up. The most refreshing thing about this movie’s message is that it’s not about becoming a grown up, but rather finding yourself in whatever stage of life you find yourself lost in no matter how old you are. The three main characters, Megan (Keira Knightly), Annika (Chloë Grace Moretz), and Craig (Sam Rockwell), are all trying to figure out who they are all and how they fit into the world. This theme is woven beautifully into how people connect with one another in strange, unanticipated and sometimes perfect ways.

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Film Review: ‘Anna Karenina’

by Gumbercules9000 on Nov 15th, 2012

FedMex Here….

OK, so this is a film that people will either love or hate.  I loved it, and probably for the same reason that people will hate it.  To begin, I saw this at an arthouse theater, and this is completely an arthouse film.  It is far from a literal adaptation of Tolstoy’s work, and the creative liberties are huge.

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Film Review: ‘Being Again’!!

by Gumbercules9000 on Jul 2nd, 2014

Dana B., Here…


This is my first film review, and let me tell you that I lucked out with the film that I had the pleasure to screen.  ‘Begin Again’ is a beautiful film by writer/director John Carney, and stars Mark Ruffalo, Keira Knightley, and Adam Levine.

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