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  • Third Person

    Third Person 2013

    ★½ Watched 06 Apr, 2015

    I saw this movie several weeks ago and am just now getting to logging it. I barely remember anything about it. I had to consult Wikipedia. That's how incredibly forgettable Third Person is. Once upon a time, hyperlink dramas were all the rage and Paul Haggis' Crash was highly revered. The director tries his hand at the approach once more here to contrived, forced, and sorry, but dumb results. The final twist is not surprising or interesting, but rather the…

  • Furious 7

    Furious 7 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 03 Apr, 2015

    I've written such lengthy reviews about the previous installments of this franchise that I'm not going to ramble here. This sequel is very much in line with Fast Five and Fast & Furious 6. This series has reinvented itself beautifully as purely an action franchise instead of just dumb movies about street racing. That aspect has all but faded into the background now. I was entertained by Furious 7. The returning cast members were just as engaging as usual and the…

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  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    The Wolf of Wall Street 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 27 Dec, 2013

    "I'm never eating at Benihana again. I don't care whose birthday it is."

    The Wolf of Wall Street, Scorsese's 23rd feature and his 5th collaboration with Leonardo DiCaprio, is just damn brilliant.

    It is one of the best films of the year. Every cast and crew member is firing on all cylinders. I was tempted to say this is DiCaprio's Goodfellas in terms of his tenure under Scorsese's wing because it has more in common with that, but from a…

  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 07 Nov, 2014

    The final 30-45 minutes of Nightcrawler contain some of the most gripping cinema you will see this year. It is an insane, adrenaline-fueled ending that will have the viewer on the edge of their seat, on pins and needles, white-knuckled, and any other overused critic line you can think of. I'm not sure how interested I would have been in Dan Gilroy's debut had it not been for the magnificent first trailer. The ones that followed weren't as crazy, but…