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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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12 Years a Slave

Your story is amazing and in no good way. Someone wrote that calling 12 Years a Slave (2013) a early Best Picture nominee wasn’t doing it any favors.  I now understand what that person meant.  Having heard all the buzz about … Continue reading

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Inglourious Basterds

You know what Utivitch, I think this might just be my masterpiece. I got this idea during the last fifteen minutes of Inglourious Basterds (2009) and I just couldn’t shake it.  You all know what the movie is about, I suspect, … Continue reading

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Top 12 Films of 2012

The past year, 2012, was a bit of a colossal disappointment.  It isn’t that the movies were bad or even not good.  In fact, you could probably say that it was one of the best years top-to-bottom ever.  Putting these … Continue reading

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Band of Brothers

Another epic World War II miniseries.  Band of Brothers (2001) follows E “Easy” Company of the 101st Airborne Division from training to the end of the war.  Based on a book by Stephen Ambrose, the focus is on the battlefront … Continue reading

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Centurion

This is a new kind of war; a war without honor, without end. Sometimes after I watch a movie, and typically it’s an action movie, I think to myself, “Some movies shouldn’t be reviewed.”  I end up having a dozen … Continue reading

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Second Thoughts on Prometheus (2012)

On my second viewing of Prometheus (2012), which I reviewed last week, I realized what was happening–both on a macro level and in the details of the film’s story.  To my infinite shame, I didn’t fully understand so many of the movie’s … Continue reading

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