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  • The Big Short

    The Big Short 2015

    Watched 21 Nov, 2015

    This film has a great cast, a talented cinematographer and is about a dramatic and crucial time in modern history. It's based on an acclaimed book. The problem is... this film is terrible. The entire reason is director/co-writer Adam McKay. His style is abrasive and grating. His take on the material is immature and completely without wit or nuance. It's a pompous and insulting excuse for a narrative. There were several points where I nearly walked out because of his…

  • The Walk

    The Walk 2015

    ★★½ Watched 06 Oct, 2015

    Just see MAN ON WIRE...

    The first 2/3 of this film are gimmicky and sloppy. It doesn't capture the suspense, character, stakes or motivation nearly as effectively as the doc. Once they get to rigging the wire on the tower and the actual "walk", the movie soars, but it's only 20-30 min of a two hour film.

    The 3D adds to the vertigo of the rooftop sequences, but I don't think it adds at all to the film. The film…

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  • Black Mass

    Black Mass 2015

    ★★ Watched 20 Sep, 2015

    Bland Mess.

  • Ida

    Ida 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 28 Jun, 2014

    One of the most stunning films I've seen in years. Shot in a 4:3 aspect ratio in gorgeous black and white photography, "Ida" is told through the point of view of a locked off camera. It's as if director Pawel Pawlikowski built a stationary frame and let the story play out in front of us, creating a sense of realism and intimacy, never once feeling forced or manipulative. That being said, each frame is composed with such artistry and precision,…