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Out of the Furnace

I like this one. He’s tough…and angry. Out of the Furnace (2013) turned out to be a pretty good compliment to Inside Llewyn Davis (2013).  Both are about a struggle for meaning and dealing with rejection in sight of success.  Though only one … Continue reading

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Days of Heaven

We’re all gonna be gone in a couple years.  Who’s gonna care we acted perfect? When Terrence Malick uses a piece of music, you listen a little closer.  Days of Heaven (1978) begins with Saint-Saëns’s “The Aquarium” (from The Carnival of Animals) over old pictures … Continue reading

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The Right Stuff

“What’ya gotta do to get your picture up there anyway?” “You gotta die sweetheart.” It’s hard to peg The Right Stuff (1983) as a film.  It’s an epic story of men driven to push the extremes of flight risking their lives and … Continue reading

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Mud

Don’t get bit. I’ve seen this movie before, surely.  It’s clear in my mind, though I can’t remember the name.  My mind is nearly blocked of all other thoughts of Mud (2012) by this single overbearing sense of déjà vu.  Nearly.  Lucky for … Continue reading

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Killing Them Softly

We’re not the only smart guys in the world. We’re coming up to the time where we have to ask ourselves “What was the best movie of the year?”  From what I’ve seen, I suspect the best is yet to … Continue reading

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The Accidental Husband

She’s starting to grow on me. Then you’d better see a doctor, it’s probably cancer.  Oh rom-coms, what is your deal?  Just when I became your most ardent defender and even went so far as to make Defender of the … Continue reading

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