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  • Focus

    Focus 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 17 Mar, 2015

    I love a good con movie and this one certainly qualifies. I would advise that people check out The Sting, The Thomas Crown Affair, and Ocean's Eleven before watching this, but I'd still give Focus a hearty thumbs up. It comes from writer/directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, the duo behind Crazy. Stupid. Love. and I Love You Phillip Morris, two terrific pictures in their own right. Focus oozes panache. One could enjoy it simply by observing the stars Will…

  • Son of Batman

    Son of Batman 2014

    ★★★ Watched 16 Mar, 2015

    This is another acceptable DTV animated film from DC. It's not especially memorable or anything, but it is moderately entertaining and doesn't overstay its welcome with a 74 minute running time. I've read the comics involving Damian and this adaptation rings true of the father-son dynamic and how Damian is a little brat. The problem is that Son of Batman is way too straightforward. It tells this simple story and then...ends. The action is appropriately violent and edgy, but 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…