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3 Days to Kill

Let them get the Albino, you get the Wolf. Infamously, in The Big Sleep (1946), a classic Bogart film noir, the director Howard Hawks couldn’t understand a central plot point: who killed the chauffeur? He contacted the author Raymond Chandler, whose novel he … Continue reading

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Argo

You can train a rhesus monkey to  be a director. Ben Affleck has come out with a new movie called Argo (2012).  Before that he did The Town (2010) and Gone Baby Gone (2007) before that.  The comparison with George Clooney (a producer on Argo) is unavoidable.  Though Affleck isn’t nearly … Continue reading

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The Recruit

If you want answers, kid, you’re in the wrong car.  I only have secrets. Espionage in the middle.  A little fighting, a little intelligence gathering, a little love story, but not particularly focused on any of them.  A little Le … Continue reading

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The Company

We will keep playing the game, Jack, until the game is over. What The Good Shepherd (2006) packed into a single movie, The Company (2007) rolled out in six, would-be one-hour episodes for TNT (you never get a real hour on American television).  That’s … Continue reading

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