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  • All the Way

    All the Way 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 22 May, 2016

    Bryan Cranston stars as Lyndon B. Johnson in this portrait of the president's struggle to achieve Civil Rights. Director Jay Roach rebounds from the decidedly uneven TRUMBO with this sharp examination of political turmoil and compromise, delivering an incisive behind-the-scenes look at the process that gave rise to one of the greatest pieces of legislation of the 20th century.

    Watching the film in 2016 one is struck by the tightrope LBJ was forced to walk between idealism and pragmatism, fighting…

  • The Nice Guys

    The Nice Guys 2016

    ★★★★ Watched 22 May, 2016

    Russell Crowe is a tough guy fixer and Ryan Gosling is a wimpy private investigator in Shane Black's gleefully misanthropic comedy that finds this odd couple in the middle of a massive conspiracy when they discover their respective cases are intertwined.

    Black's devilish sense of humor is the star here, the rapid-fire dialogue spilling from Crowe and Gosling like an R-rated Abbot & Costello routine. Plot-wise, it gets a bit convoluted, but that's kind of the point. Black takes a film…

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  • American Sniper

    American Sniper 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 20 Nov, 2014 1

    Clint Eastwood is perhaps one of the most quintessentially American directors, so it is no surprise that he chose to tackle such a quintessential story of American heroism, in the form of Chris Kyle, a Navy SEAL credited with being the deadliest sniper in US history. In the process, Eastwood delivers his finest film since GRAN TORINO, and one of the very best films yet to deal with the Iraq war. He presents us with a man who represents the…

  • The Way He Looks

    The Way He Looks 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 12 Nov, 2014

    Blind teenager Leo and Giovana are the best of friends and constant companions. But when handsome stranger Gabriel moves to town, his presence threatens to come between them, as Leo finds himself more and more romantically drawn to Gabriel in ways he never thought possible. A tender and beautiful coming of age tale that perfectly captures teenage romantic angst and sexual awakening in a very real and honest way. Sensual without feeling exploitative, THE WAY HE LOOKS is a wonderful film, a truly touching love story that captures growing up in all of its messy, awkward, sometimes painful beauty.