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The Big Short

Just stop dancing. “Everything changed after 9/11.” Is there a single phrase that was said more times more earnestly by smart people? In the aftermath of that event, the world was provided with a single, clear, and incredibly complicated lesson about … Continue reading

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American Hustle

You playin’ me? There’s something in economics called a reservation price which is the highest price a buyer will buy or the lowest price a seller will sell.  When there are many buyers and many sellers, the agreed upon prices … Continue reading

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Out of the Furnace

I like this one. He’s tough…and angry. Out of the Furnace (2013) turned out to be a pretty good compliment to Inside Llewyn Davis (2013).  Both are about a struggle for meaning and dealing with rejection in sight of success.  Though only one … Continue reading

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The New World

We are not here to pillage and raid, we are here to build a colony. You are only allowed to watch a Terrence Malick on Blu-Ray or in the theater.  I am satisfied to set this down in a law.  I … Continue reading

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Reign of Fire

Only one thing worse than a dragon.  Americans. There’s a great tradition to dragons.  Look at the word, the word even looks cool.  They’re a terrible enemy.  They fly, spit fire, have lethal claws and fangs, and are often highly … Continue reading

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The Dark Knight Rises

You are in for a show tonight, son. It has been eight years since Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) fell to his death.  In that time, over a thousand violent criminals, under new laws inspired by Dent’s death, have been put … Continue reading

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