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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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Gone Girl

A review of Gone Girl (2014), from director David Fincher Continue reading

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Lucy

Life was given to us a billion years ago.  What have we done with it? Luc Besson is unique.  He is a French action film writer-director-producer.  His films are slick, tough, and thoroughly European.  He is also almost certainly the most … Continue reading

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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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The Immigrant

I am not nothing. The story of America is an epic one. There is very little respite to the expansion of its borders and the dangerous struggle of its people against nature, its enemies, and each other. Movies take little … Continue reading

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Devil in a Blue Dress

Now, usually when someone tells me ‘There’s nothin’ to worry about’, I look down to see if my fly is open. As much as I prefer New York to Los Angeles, southern California somehow lends itself to film noir better than … Continue reading

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25th Hour

Before you leave, you should know. There are always a few people who are well-regarded by critics or a group of fans and you can’t understand why.  Woody Allen will always be a mystery to certain audiences.  There are people like Tarantino or Zack Snyder where … Continue reading

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Salvador

Hey take some pictures, fresh bodies up there. Oliver Stone has become a byword for highly charged politics, particularly left-wing, with a flexible relationship with accuracy.  Many–dare I say “most”–find this lack of candor to be a fatal flaw.  “Why,” say the … Continue reading

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The Bonfire of the Vanities

Oh my God, natives! The more movies I watch, the more often I seem to find myself on the other side of critical opinion.  Perhaps that’s inevitable for all movie watchers.  As the sample size grows, the amount of overrated … Continue reading

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The Shadow

How will you know where I am? Like no other film I can readily recall, The Shadow (1994) was as equally entertaining to me as a child on a childish level as it is for me as an adult on an adult … Continue reading

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