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Dustyn Dubuque

09 Mar 2012

Analyzing Hollywoodʼs top movies from 2011

The top ten films from the 170 I watched from 2011.

16 Dec 2011

Harrelson gives riveting, fleshed-out performance

Woody Harrelson is a multi-dimensional actor who brings his “A” game in this new film. Set in the late 1990s, Dave Brown, played by Harrelson, is a part of the Rampart division that is trying to figure out a scandal from years ago that involves Brown, by possibly proving that he is a crooked cop.

09 Dec 2011

‘Hugo’ visually stunning as 3D film

Legendary director Martin Scorsese not only makes his family friendly movie debut, but also his debut in using 3D, which is not used as a gimmick but to truly bring life and depth into this film.

02 Dec 2011

‘Immortals’ features visually compelling action, lacks plot

When sitting in the theatre to watch “Immortals,” I felt my testosterone going as I knew what I was in for.

18 Nov 2011

‘Melancholia’ offers stunning performances, vivid visuals

Director Lars Von Trier is back with another artistic film, this one being about the relationship between two sisters as a mysterious new planet has the possibility of crashing into the earth. “Melancholia” is split into two separate parts with the first focusing on sister Justine, played by Kirsten Dunst, who is selfish, self-indulgent, and depressed.

11 Nov 2011

Visually stunning, ‘The Mill and the Cross’ lacks narrative

Not only is “The Mill and the Cross” based off the 1564 painting The Way to Cavalry, but the movie is seemingly a painting in itself. In the painting of over 500 characters, we are able to see Christ walking […]

04 Nov 2011

‘Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)’ still gross, deplorable

How many of you knew that this particular sequel actually came out a few weeks ago in select theatres? Probably very few as it was in select theatres for a reason: it is the most disgusting movie I have ever […]

28 Oct 2011

‘Paranormal’ series fizzles out

Finally, a Halloween has passed without me seeing a trailer for another “Saw” film, and boy was I glad for that. Now we have the “Paranormal” franchise that has run the show the past three years around this time.

21 Oct 2011

‘50/50’ wows with poignancy

Based on a true story, “50/50” tackles a subject that often comes across heavy, but here, it is handled with care, heart, and laughter. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Adam, a man in his mid-20s, aspiring to be a great journalist that […]

30 Sep 2011

Gosling shines in ‘Drive’

Ryan Gosling plays an unemotional, secluded Hollywood stunt driver with a dark side in “Drive.” What do we, as an audience, really know about this man? Really nothing, which adds all that much more intrigue to his character. You don’t […]

Dustyn Dubuque

Dustyn Dubuque is a history major and geography minor that has a love and passion for film. He watches over 100 films each year and loves Academy Awards season.