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  • The Fan

    The Fan 1996

    ★½ Watched 07 Sep, 2016

    So many efforts on Tony Scott's resume end as frustrating films to me because they show promise yet make dumb decisions along the way. The premise here is intriguing, but ultimately it doesn't know where to go. You just want to shake Robert De Niro's character because he does so many nonsensical things. As Ebert said, had this been about celebrity worship, it could have been terrific. Instead it retreats into clumsy thriller territory. Snipes is fine, but this is blah.

  • RocketMan

    RocketMan 1997

    ★★★ Watched 31 Aug, 2016

    A guy I work with learned that I had never seen this and demanded I sit and watch it with him despite my reluctance. Much to my chagrin, this stupid movie did make me laugh more than I expected. It's still beyond moronic and unoriginal, but Harland Williams is a funny guy and he carries this comedy.

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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…