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May 13 2016

Review: “Green Room”

Albeit a very different style, DC-Area native writer/director Jeremy Saulnier’s “Green Room” competes with “The Invitation” as the best horror/thriller of the year. While the latter is a subtle, clever twist on the “Ten Little Indians” premise, Saulnier’s follow-up to “Blue Ruin” is more like a grenade going off in an over-crowded sub-genre.  It’s tense, smart, and […]
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Aug 21 2015

She’s Funny That Way

Owen Wilson seems to be a magnet for eccentric auteurs like Wes Anderson, Woody Allen and now Peter Bogdanovich. In Bogdanovich’s “She’s Funny That Way”, his first theatrical release in over a decade (with Anderson as one of its producers), Wilson plays a philandering playwright named Arnold Albertson, who is also known by several aliases […]
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Mar 16 2014

Need for Speed

Lots of unattainably expensive vehicles being smashed, flipped, and propelled into the air. Lots of reckless behavior endangering the lives of civilians on the streets, all for the sake of winning a (very large) bet, culminating in a tragedy that spawns a revenge plot, more reckless behavior, and a cross-country race against time that puts […]
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Feb 3 2014

That Awkward Moment

For an adult comedy – and by that, I only mean that it’s R-rated – “That Awkward Moment” gives such a ludicrously out-of-touch perspective on twentysomething dating life that only those who haven’t yet reached the drinking age will find the film amusing. Three buddies – Jason (Zac Efron), Mikey (Michael B. Jordan) and Daniel […]
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Jul 5 2013

The Look of Love

My initial disappointment with The Look of Love may have stemmed from the fact that I expected another Steve Coogan/Michael Winterbottom farce. Their film 24 Hour Party People was full of great winks and nods to the subject matter, and it was a compelling and fun story. As I watched The Look of Love, however, […]
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Jul 5 2013

The Look of Love

Michael Winterbottom’s newest film, curiously – I guess ironically – titled “The Look of Love”, is a scattershot biopic about UK adult entertainment titan Paul Raymond. If you’re not at least middle-aged and/or British (or simply have never picked up a nudie mag), then you might not have heard of this man, who’s portrayed by […]
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