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The Big Short

Just stop dancing. “Everything changed after 9/11.” Is there a single phrase that was said more times more earnestly by smart people? In the aftermath of that event, the world was provided with a single, clear, and incredibly complicated lesson about … 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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Groundhog Day

I’m a god. I’m not the God, I don’t think. When it comes to consensus favorites, I hold to the following theory: If I like it and most don’t, I’m right and they’re wrong, but if I don’t care for … Continue reading

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The Kid Stays in the Picture

The one thing I’m not is prone to exaggeration. Affectation.  Noun.  1. Behavior, speech, or writing that is artificial and designed to impress. 2. A studied display of real or pretended feeling.  If you are ever researching Hollywood, I recommend … Continue reading

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Trance

It used to be anyone could steal a painting. Would you know it?  Another opening, another show and another Q&A with the director afterwards (in the theater, not one on one).  So, I got to listen to Danny Boyle talk a … Continue reading

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Spring Breakers

Let’s get that cash and let’s go on spring break. This isn’t what you think it is.  If you’ve read a review for Spring Breakers (2013) already, then you probably know that.  This movie is a perspective on spring break that … Continue reading

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The Place Beyond the Pines

There’s a way out of this.  You’re not gunna like it. After the film tonight, there will be a Question and Answer period with the director and co-writer, Derek Cianfrance.  Bonus.  I wrote, not long ago, about expectations and how … Continue reading

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