Drama

Steve Jobs (2015)

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Steve Jobs (2015)

There was a time when, upon leaving the house, I never walked out without my wallet and my keys. After the revolution of Steve Jobs, it grew to include my iPod which contains not only my music but also podcasts, lectures, documentaries and anything else that makes the drollery of my drive to work into […]

| December 14, 2015
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By the Sea (2015)

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By the Sea (2015)

Half an hour into By the Sea, I began to get the sinking feeling the movie was actually slowing down – and that was after a slow start. I’m not being mean, I’m serious.  The movie started slow, then slowed to such a crawl that I almost expected the movie to come to a dead […]

| December 8, 2015
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The Danish Girl (2015)

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The Danish Girl (2015)

The timing for a movie like The Danish Girl could not be more perfect. Here is the true story of Einar Wegener, the celebrated Danish artist who became the first recorded case of sex reassignment surgery in history coming out right as publicity about Laverne Cox and Caitlyn Jenner, and the critically acclaimed show “Transparent” […]

| December 2, 2015
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Legend (2015)

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Legend (2015)

For a movie centering on the Kray brothers, Brian Helgeland’s Legend is a menial and virtually bloodless snore. If the know that story of the brothers then you know that this is a colossal miscalculation. A story about The Kray Brothers absent of excessive ultra violence is like a Superman movie that doesn’t allow him […]

| December 1, 2015
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Creed (2015)

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Creed (2015)

One of the greatest gifts that the movies can give back to a true movie fan is the feeling of coming home. Few movies are worth the return trip, but when done right we get the joy of reuniting with old friends, catching up with great characters years later and seeing how their lives turned […]

| November 25, 2015
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Bridge of Spies (2015)

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Bridge of Spies (2015)

Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies begins with an image that we only really understand once the movie is over. A tiny, unremarkable man sits alone in his apartment painting his own portrait. To his right is his canvas. To his left is the mirror. He works carefully, putting the finishing touches on a painting of […]

| November 18, 2015
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Sicario (2015)

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Sicario (2015)

There’s an effective, quiet pall that hangs over every scene of Sicario, an appropriately nervous sense that we have entered into an atmosphere of death. This is refreshingly new. Movies about federal agents at war with the Mexican drug cartels have a tendency to be very slick and unafraid to get into the messier bits […]

| October 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Black Mass (2015)

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Black Mass (2015)

The most refreshing thing about Scott Cooper’s Black Mass, the new biopic of the rise and fall of South Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger is that for once we get an unromantic view of a psychopath. As much as I love fine films like Silence of the Lambs and Psycho, I must admit that both […]

| September 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
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