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  • Skin Game

    Skin Game 1971

    ★★★½ Watched 05 Jun, 2015

    This is a fun little western. James Garner is playing a variation on his Maverick role here, but that's ok with me. He and Louis Gossett have innate chemistry which drives the story. Susan Clark is also solid as the woman who enters their lives. The plot turns are pretty predictable, but there are enough laughs and engaging con tricks to make this a satisfying feature. Director Paul Bogart keeps the proceedings fairly light in nature, although the flick does…

  • Tomorrowland

    Tomorrowland 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 26 May, 2015

    I really enjoyed this movie. Perhaps I've grown too lenient, but I also feel like many of the criticisms lodged toward this film have been overly harsh. In a year filled with sequels, this fairly original story was a neat diversion. Yes, I know it's based on a theme park attraction, but who cares? Brad Bird is a terrific director and he reaffirms his ability to blend family entertainment with cool CGI and adept action sequences. Maybe the story had…

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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…