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  • Fading Gigolo 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 20 Nov, 2014

    So this one caught me by surprise...
    I was expecting a somewhat lame, safe comedy about the antics of an unlikely gigolo and his pimp only to find something fresh and at times really touching in its place.
    John Turturro lends a steady hand as director by making sure the film never overstays its welcome while acting as its solid lead character. And Woody Allen keeps it light and funny as the pimp but its Vanessa Paradis who really steals…

  • Foxcatcher 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 15 Nov, 2014

    As a piece of entertainment 'Foxcatcher' is almost painfully dull and sluggish with a pace that makes the film feel like its 4 hours long. But as an actors' showcase it is really something to marvel at. The three leads here are utterly captivating and doing the best work of their careers by a mile. This goes double for Carell who absolutely loses himself in the horrific guise of John Du Pont. Chilling, chilling stuff.

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  • Argo 2012

    ★★★★★ Added 1

    If someone had told me ten years ago that Ben Affleck was about to direct three standout films in a row with the third film destined for numerous Oscar nominations, I would have slapped said person hard and unleashed a barrage of expletives at him/her with a thick (and horribly fake) Boston accent. At the time no one would have thought me out of line, but sure enough, Affleck has proven me wrong in a very big way.

    In many…

  • Rosewater 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 14 Nov, 2014

    Full disclosure: Jon Stewart is one of my idols and I'm naturally favored to enjoy anything he has his hand on. His brilliant work on The Daily Show for the past 15 years cannot be understated as he has regularly been more on-point about national and world affairs than most members of the "official" news media. So when I heard he would be writing and directing his first feature film, how could I not be excited?

    It was only when…