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  • Sicario

    Sicario 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 21 Sep, 2015

    Sicario is the latest soul crushing, nail bitter from director Denis Villeneuve, the grim genius behind Prisoners and Enemy, who has returned to shed some light on America’s futile and utterly depraved war on drugs. Emily Blunt stars as Kate Macer, a hardened FBI agent battling cartel violence along the Mexican border. After a particularly gruesome day at the office, Macer is recruited into an elite inter-agency task force designed to bring the fight to the drug lords on the…

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 08 Jan, 2015

    Whiplash, the dazzling debut film from writer/director Damien Chazelle, is undoubtedly the most intense and nerve-racking movie of the year. Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons deliver performances of a lifetime and Chazelle proves to be just as virtuosic behind the camera as the musicians/characters in the film.

    Teller stars as Andrew Neiman, a fresh faced, first year student at the finest music academy in NYC. He's a nineteen year old drum prodigy who yearns to be "one of the greats."…

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  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 01 Nov, 2014

    Jake Gyllenhaal is a fucking mad man. His outstanding, tour de force performance in Nightcrawler will be talked about for ages and will further reinforce this point. We’ve seen traces of brilliance throughout his career [Brokeback Mountain, End of Watch, Prisoners], and we all know Gyllenhaal is at his best playing weirdoes [Donnie Darko, Zodiac, Enemy] and not the pretty boy leading man stuff he’s dabbled with in the past [Prince of Persia…get outta here]. Now we’ve finally been blessed…

  • Birdman

    Birdman 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 18 Oct, 2014

    Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is the wildest, most dazzling piece of cinema you'll see all year. Director Alejandro G. Inarritu's film about a washed-up Hollywood star trying to forge a comeback on Broadway is equal parts hilarious, gripping, and for movie nerds, flat out exhilarating.

    Michael Keaton stars as Riggan Thomson, a has-been celebrity who once ruled the box office as Birdman, the first true super hero blockbuster of the modern era. He's spent the past two…