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  • Pawn Sacrifice

    Pawn Sacrifice 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 02 Oct, 2015

    Watching "PAWN SACRIFICE" reminded me of a line once said in a "Bond film" that perfectly describes this film. In the 1997 Bond film "TOMORROW NEVER DIES", actor Jonathan Pryce's bond villain of "Elliott Carver" states in the film:

    "The distance between insanity and genius, is measured only by success."

    That can easily describe director Edward Zwick's (1989's "GLORY" ... "1998's "THE SIEGE" ... 2003's "THE LAST SAMURAI" ... 2006's "BLOOD DIAMOND) latest of "PAWN SACRIFICE" ... the comprehensive take…

  • Black Mass

    Black Mass 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 17 Sep, 2015

    One of the biggest hurdles faced by director Scott Cooper (2009's "CRAZY HEART") with his third feature film (and first film based on real life events), is that he’s treading on fairly sacred ground by making a gangster movie with the onus of films like "THE GODFATHER" and "GOODFELLAS" still well-instilled in people's minds. While at times, "BLACK MASS" is somewhat cut from that same mold, it presents a film that is more than capable of having its own identity,…

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    Inception 2010

    ★★★★★ Watched 17 Jul, 2010 14

    There comes a time in every film fan's life, that a film comes out that simply grabs you by the balls (or boobs) and simply doesn't let go. It's one of those rare films that presents nearly everything you could possibly want in a film.

    Action ... Suspense ... Drama ... Mystery ... Sci-Fi/Fantasy ... Romance ... Tragedy ... Thought-inducing themes ... and an ending that kick starts deep debate and soul-searching.

    Each and every single one of those elements…

  • Take Shelter

    Take Shelter 2011

    ★★★★★ Added 10

    If you're looking for a film where all the elements that go into film-making and storytelling work to absolute perfection ... look no further than right here in director Jeff Nichols' sophomore effort of "TAKE SHELTER" ... a combination family-drama/apocalyptic horror that hits all the right emotional and dramatic beats for its viewing audience. It's a film about so many things and themes that you can relate to in the real world ... "family responsibility" ... "the mystery of uncertainty"…