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The Rover

You must really love that car, darling. Well, if he doesn’t, then he must be very bored.  That said, there doesn’t seem to be much to do in Australia ten years after “the collapse”.  Everyone in The Rover (2014) from writer-director David Michôd, … Continue reading

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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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Iron Man 3

Hey, it happens.  No reason to be a p*ssy about it. People lined up an hour before showtime for dialogue like that.  Sure, they didn’t know it was coming, but it’s a good sign anyway for Iron Man 3 (2013).  The … Continue reading

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Lawless

Mm. We’ve seen Prohibition-era stuff out of Chicago, New York, and even Atlantic City.  Add Franklin County, VA to the list.  It’s the heart—or perhaps liver—of the state and in the 30’s it still looked like the frontier.  Now, Lawless (2012) … Continue reading

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L.A. Confidential

Between the two of you, you should bring along a photographer. How do you make a great movie?  Make three movies but pull it into one.  In a way, that’s the film noir classic formula, but usually it’s two sides … Continue reading

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Lockout

I guess that’s why they call it a punchline. I love a good action movie.  The self-awareness, the brute irreality, the one-liners, the (anti-) hero, all of it.  It’s just fun, you know.  Since when did “fun” and “entertaining” become … Continue reading

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