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DIVERGENT Movie Review

DIVERGENT Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer DIVERGENT is a based on the Hindu caste system. Is there anyone in this movie besides Theo James? He’s so sexy he makes Vampires and Tributes look like sissy-girls. According to a National Geographic (NG) article titled, Untouchable (June 2003), “To be born a Hindu in India […]

NYMPHOMANIAC VOLUME I Movie Review

NYMPHOMANIAC VOLUME I Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer I’m strongly biased. I’m a huge fan of provocative filmmaker Lars von Trier ever since BREAKING THE WAVES (1996). Like the most recent intense verbal war between stars Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos and director Abdellatif Kechiche the director of their Palme d’Or winning film, BLUE IS […]

Top 10 Movies from 2013

Top 10 Movies from 2013

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Here are my picks for the top 10 movies of 2013. BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR. Takes first place because I finally understood the obsessive eroticism of lesbian sex and relationships. Even if the two stars were faking it (and wearing plastic vaginas). THE WOLF OF WALL STREET. Brilliant fully-realized […]

NON-STOP Movie Review

NON-STOP Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer Air travel rules and regulations pushed aside, Leeson is totally committed to the role. If you count Taiwan, there are 196 countries in the world and I have been to over 50 of them (which includes 15 countries in Africa). Some countries I have been to many […]

PBS FRONTLINE: Secrets of the Vatican Review

PBS FRONTLINE: Secrets of the Vatican Review

By Victoria Alexander Las Vegas Informer Pope Francis, the 266th pope of the Catholic Church, made a startling statement regarding the Roman Curia, the Church’s all-powerful civil service. He said: “The court is the leprosy of the papacy.” He has described the Curia as “narcissistic” and “self-referential.” This FRONTLINE program explores the church he is […]

THE MONUMENTS MEN Movie Review

THE MONUMENTS MEN Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander Las Vegas Informer A comedy with silly music, long patriotic speeches, ham-fisted acting and the villain is Hitler’s signature. Here is what enraged me immediately about “THE MONUMENTS MEN.” Art historian Frank Stokes (George Clooney) is showing a photograph of the mock-up of the Führermuseum, Adolph Hitler’s tribute to himself which he intends to fill with […]

“Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” Movie Review

“Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer A boring, editing mess with an absurd jump cut in the action not worthy of a major hoped-for franchise. You will know the sloppy editing when you see it. You will say, “What happened?” One minute Jack Ryan (Chris Pine) is waist-deep in water, hand-to-hand fighting with […]

OLDBOY Movie Review

OLDBOY Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer A brave, uncompromised remake of the cult original. There have been four foreign films that I thought would never be remade in the U.S. Two have been re-made. One was the 2003 Japanese film BATTLE ROYALE which became the incredibly mega-huge THE HUNGER GAMES. I care that […]

12 YEARS A SLAVE Movie Review

12 YEARS A SLAVE Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander Las Vegas Informer Brilliant yet brutal without playing on our guilt. Straightforward horror with an astonishing cast. It is director Steve McQueen’s masterwork. This past summer I spent several weeks in Togo and Benin in West Africa. Benin was an infamous slavery outpost.* During my Mali, West Africa trip, we were told […]

THE FIFTH ESTATE Movie Review

THE FIFTH ESTATE Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander Las Vegas Informer Assange is demonized and the Cumberbitches are going to be enraged. Just who are the “Cumberbitches”? They are the tens of thousands of “the most glorious and elusive society for the appreciation of the high-cheekboned, blue-eyed sex bomb that is Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch.”  The “Cumberbitches” have launched a […]

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