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  • The Revenant

    The Revenant

    ★★★★½

    Even though “Birdman” won the Academy award for best picture, I would call “The Revenant” a true return to form for director Alejandro González Inarritu. This is easily his best film since “Amores Perros”; a brilliant depiction of man’s fight against nature and self, in the fastidious pursuit of revenge. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and shot by the great Emmanuel Lubezki, “The Revenant” is an enthralling cinematic experience that will leave you shocked and breathless.

    In the early 1800s, somewhere in…

  • Sicario

    Sicario

    ★★★★

    “Sicario” is a nail-biting thriller from director Denis Villeneuve that is somehow both tense and gloomy. It is in equal parts a gripping action drama and a gut-wrenching examination of the current status of our decades-long war on drugs.

    Emily Blunt plays Kate Macer, an FBI agent in Arizona who is selected to become a part of a drug task force led by Josh Brolin’s Matt Graver, a chatty yet mysterious government officer, and his intriguing partner Alejandro, played by…

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  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★★

    “Nightcrawler” is a modern LA noir and a riveting character study by writer/director Dan Gilroy, brought to life by Jake Gyllenhaal in a career-best performance. It’s a sharply written satire of our society’s insatiable voyeuristic tendencies and the people who cater to it with ruthless ambition.

    Gyllenhaal’s Lou Bloom is a poor and lonely thief, scavenging at night for whatever he can get his hands on to sell and make a few bucks. He is highly smart, knowledgeable and over-earnest…

  • Drinking Buddies

    Drinking Buddies

    ★★★½

    Director Joe Swanberg’s perceptive film about strengths and perils of male-female friendship is anchored by career best performance of Olivia Wilde. Her and Jake Johnson’s relationship toys with viewer’s expectations but the film is smart enough to avoid clichés and instead portrays an honest male-female friendship and its ever-present undercurrent vibes.