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  • Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Kingsman: The Secret Service 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 06 Mar, 2015 1

    The marriage of Mark Millar's comics and Matthew Vaughn's direction seems perfect. As a fan of both guys, I was glad to see that Kingsman: The Secret Service was such a blast. Vaughn continues his trend of blending comedy and action with flair wonderfully. In my opinion, he has not made a disappointing picture. He adapts the entertaining comic from Millar and Dave Gibbons brilliantly, showcasing his own take on spy films. You have cool gadgets, stylish camerawork, exciting fight…

  • Knowing

    Knowing 2009

    ★★★½ Rewatched 27 Feb, 2015

    I recently had the urge to revisit this polarizing feature from 2009 and it prompted me to dig back into the archives to see what I wrote about Knowing when it first hit theaters. Here are some of my thoughts from that time:

    "This film left me thinking about it a great deal. I knew how I felt when I saw it, but I also knew how easily it would be for some to pick at it. This is a…

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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…