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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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End of Watch

Follow me into the house. One of the more underappreciated movies by audiences in 2012 was End of Watch (2012) from writer/director David Ayer.  When the Academy Awards allowed only five Best Picture nominations, it was easier to accept that a … Continue reading

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Gangster Squad

You tell them Los Angeles belongs to Mickey Cohen. Gangster Squad (2013) stands at the intersection of three movies: L.A. Confidential (1997), The Untouchables (1987), and Dick Tracy (1990).  Damn, that must have sounded awesome in the pitch room.  “Wait, and you’re telling me we’ve got Josh Brolin, Ryan … Continue reading

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