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Feb 26 2016

Triple 9

Director John Hillcoat  (“Lawless”) takes a page from David Ayer’s playbook with his dim perspective of law enforcement in the violent crime thriller “Triple 9”, which follows a gang of bank robbers embroiled in a heist that spirals out of control. A multi-character drama with talent to spare, Hillcoat’s foray into the urban jungle proves an invigorating […]
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Jan 7 2016

The Revenant

Another tour de force from Alejandro González Iñárritu, “The Revenant” couldn’t be further from last year’s quizzical “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance”), even if Michael Keaton himself were to sashay onto the screen in his underpants. Returning DP Emmanuel Lubezki once again displays his mastery of the protracted sequence, but this time around […]
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Jan 27 2015


Just three weeks into the year, and I’m compelled to start putting together my “Worst Of” list for 2015. An ugly, morally bereft piece of residue from the bottom of the genre barrel, “Everly” seems like it wants to be a love letter to action auteurs like Robert Rodriguez, Luc Besson and John Woo, but […]
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