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Jeff Ames

Jeff Ames is a student at Dixie State College in Southern Utah. Currently, he is seeking his BS in English Literature Studies. A devout film lover, Ames spends many a day watching films as a means to hone his craft. Side interests include sports and sports writing; and drawing/graphic design.


Reviews

Tuesday, January 10 2012

'The Three Amigos!' Lacks Punch, but Still Warrants a Chuckle or Two

The Three Amigos! falls prey to the comedy misstep of not delivering on its promised absurdity, resulting in an enjoyable, if underwhelming romp.


Thursday, December 8 2011

'Pulp Fiction' Takes Cinematic Conventions, Ties Them Up and Slices Off Their Ear

Pulp Fiction oozes with awesome characters, sumptuous dialogue and a crowd pleasing turn from Bruce Willis. Plus it's got Q.T.'s signature violence. What's not to like?


Tuesday, November 29 2011

'The Cider House Rules' Remains a Stirring Actor Showcase

Oliver Stapleton's cinematography bathes the film in golden hues. Rachel Portman's music soars. The cast sparkles in roles big and small.


Thursday, August 11 2011

'Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la Bête)': At Odds with Itself

Jean Cocteau’s Beauty and the Beast remains a bizarre, eerie and unusual film, filled with dark characters, troubling themes and some truly awe-inspiring visuals.


Wednesday, May 4 2011

'Fiddler on the Roof' Asks: How Does One Cling to Personal Belief in the Wake of Change?

Fiddler on the Roof represents the Hollywood musical at its most astute. A terrific, light-hearted, but deep thinking dramedy filled with dazzling performances, and ponderous, insightful, even timeless themes.


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