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  • Da Sweet Blood of Jesus 2014

    ★½ Watched 14 Feb, 2015

    I won't pretend to be an expert on Spike Lee, but it's hard to believe that this was made by a veteran director with 35+ years in the business, the same person behind Do The Right Thing. Da Sweet Blood of Jesus is a wildly uneven film, one that has trouble deciding what it wants to be and ultimately is just a dreadfully dull mess.

    This is a remake of Bill Gunn's 1973 indie Ganja and Hess, which I haven't…

  • We Are the Best! 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 10 Feb, 2015

    2014 saw two of the best coming-of-age tales in recent memory with Boyhood and the unsung We Are the Best!. Both capture adolescence in an engrossing, organic fashion, but in the case of the latter, we get a glimpse at all the shades of female friendship. And like Boyhood, this is not aimed at a specific age group or people with a certain type of background. Whether you're a teen or an adult, whether you enjoy punk music or not,…

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  • 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 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…