Tag Archives: Ben Mendelsohn

Animal Kingdom

Let him know who’s king. Metaphor movies have to overcome a great deal to be good.  It just takes one or two moments too many to be so overt as to be cloying.  A metaphor needs to be a clever … Continue reading

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The Place Beyond the Pines

There’s a way out of this.  You’re not gunna like it. After the film tonight, there will be a Question and Answer period with the director and co-writer, Derek Cianfrance.  Bonus.  I wrote, not long ago, about expectations and how … Continue reading

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Killing Them Softly

We’re not the only smart guys in the world. We’re coming up to the time where we have to ask ourselves “What was the best movie of the year?”  From what I’ve seen, I suspect the best is yet to … Continue reading

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