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  • Training Day 2001

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 21 Sep, 2014 1

    “You wanna go to jail or you wanna go home?”

    There’s a number of great crime films set in Los Angeles. But when I think of what the grittiest and nastiest one might be, I think of Training Day by Antoine Fuqua from back in 2001.

    Starring Denzel Washington as LAPD Detective Alonzo Harris and Ethan Hawke as Officer Jake Hoyt.

    Hoyt wants to join Harris’ elite narcotics unit, which will be a fast track to rising through the ranks…

  • Enemy 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 27 Sep, 2014

    Canadian director Dennis Villeneuve’s 2014 film Enemy has one of the more confusing and shocking endings in a movie this year. It’s one of these endings that might make you want to rewatch the film again right away.

    Jake Gyllenhaal is Adam Bell, a college history professor who’s going about his average life with his girlfriend, who’s played by Mélanie Laurent, who you’d remember from Inglourious Basterds.

    One night Adam watches a movie randomly recommended to him by a co-worker.…

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