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The Counselor

Do you know a bolo is? Novelist Cormac McCarthy sat down in the theater to see what Ethan and Joel Coen had made of his book No Country for Old Men (2007) and thought it was pretty weak tea.  That’s when he started writing The Counselor (2013), his … Continue reading

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To the Wonder

There’s something missing. Brace yourself, readers, this is going to be a painfully positive review of Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder (2013).  There are so many reasons not to like this movie if you are a populist at heart as … Continue reading

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There Will Be Blood

Drainage! Expectation is a terrible thing.  Expect too much and you’ll be disappointed, expect too little and your liable to be proven right, expect exactly right and you will walk away basically satisfied but never surprised.  The best you can … Continue reading

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Skyfall

Where the hell have you been? I am repeatedly let down by films that I expect to be great this year.  The only films I have enjoyed unreservedly have had very low ambitions.  Perhaps expecting greatness from action-thrillers is a … Continue reading

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