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Sep 14 2017

Rebel in the Rye

“It is the tale, not he who tells it.” — Stephen King In so many words, Columbia University professor Whit Burnett (Kevin Spacey) gives this proverb to his attentive classroom during a lecture. Well, almost attentive. There sits Jerry “J.D.” Salinger (Nicholas Hoult) in the back, staring out the window until Burnett calls him on […]
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Apr 8 2016

Demolition

I could probably wrap up my feelings about “Demolition” in a couple of sentences, but I’m obligated to write at least 400 words, so enjoy the diatribe. The film, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée of “Dallas Buyer’s Club” and “Wild”, is one of the more aggravating experiences I’ve had at the theater this year. I mostly […]
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Oct 6 2015

Sicario

“You are not a wolf”, imparts enigmatic operative Alejandro to relatively green FBI agent Kate Macer, as if she didn’t already know. “Sicario” is composed of wolves, and the precarious realm in which they exist requires a certain moral flexibility that Macer doesn’t seem to possess. After discovering dozens of corpses encapsulated in the walls of an […]
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