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Mar 17 2022

The Outfit (2022) – Movie Review

There’s poetry in every corner and crevice of The Outfit. From the look of the film to its structure to the characters to the performances to the written words, its being creates a picture of unspoken emotions and intent, eventually laid bare with a denouement that simultaneously confounds and delights. Even the title itself is […]
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Jul 17 2020

Palm Springs (2020) – Movie Review

Most of the fun of time loop films is watching their victims go through Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’ five stages of grief – denial, anger, depression, bargaining, and acceptance. Almost every film like this shows alternately humorous and dramatic phases of a person coming to terms with their situation, and it’s usually limited to one person traversing […]
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Dec 31 2016

Review: “Arrival”

Let’s talk about “Arrival”. Brought to you by one of my favorite working directors, Denis Villeneuve (“Prisoners”, “Sicario”), this sociopolitically fueled sci-fi flick might best be described at the “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” for millennials. Writer Eric Heisserer has cooked one of the most intelligent screenplays of the year, developed from Nebula Awarding-winning […]
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Nov 11 2016

Arrival

Never has the term “thinking man’s science-fiction film” been more accurate than when describing Denis Villeneuve’s latest directorial effort, Arrival. Working from a thoughtful, complex screenplay written by Eric Heisserer – whom I dismissed as a screenwriter capable only of writing middling films based upon other sources in my review of Lights Out – Villeneuve […]
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Jan 16 2015

A Most Violent Year

Here’s what’s great about A Most Violent Year: its simplicity in its filmmaking. It’s a very matter-of-fact, cut-and-dried, take-it-or-leave-it approach that writer/director J.C. Chandor takes with this tale of a man caught between doing the right thing and immoral acts to keep his oil business afloat. I liken it a lot to Francis Ford Coppola’s […]
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