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  • Once Upon a Time in America
  • Blade Runner
  • Chinatown
  • Taxi Driver

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  • In Bruges

    ★★★★

  • The Boxer

    ★★★★

  • Nocturnal Animals

    ★★★★★

  • The Conversation

    ★★★★★

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  • In Bruges

    In Bruges

    An Irish hitman is hiding out in Brussels with his associate while things quiet down back home in Martin McDonagh's black comedy of a crime film. Ray (Colin Farrell) is guilt stricken and haunted by the death of a small boy who he kills when he executes his intended target, a priest. His boss Harry (Ralph Finnes) sends him to Bruge with his associate Ken (Brendon Gleeson) checking in periodically to get updates. The entire composition of In Bruges feels…

  • The Boxer

    The Boxer

    Danny Flynn (Daniel Day Lewis) has spent the last fourteen years in prison for a crime he did not commit. He took the fall as a young man for his IRA brethren and keeping the code of silence. He steps out of confinement a changed man who’s ready to get his life back on track, but the echoes of the past still remain as the conflict between Irish revolutionaries and the British authorities has not been settled. Embittered mothers and…

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  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★½

    When a project like Rian Johnson’s Knives Out is announced, cinephiles perk up and take notice. With an all star cast and a classic Agatha Christie Murder-mystery setup, the collective cinematic community eagerly awaited the November release of a film that offered promise. What we received instead is something akin to a slap in the face by a petulant child who has a thin and ignorant grasp of the cinematic art form. Investigating the death of a wealthy patriarch, Benoit…

  • Dragged Across Concrete

    Dragged Across Concrete

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    S. Craig Zahler has become something of a virtuoso film maker with his first two attempts. Both are outstanding exploitation genre films, the horror western Bone Tomahawk (2014) and Brawl In Cell Block 99 (2016). Both films combine a craftsmanship for filmmaking sorely missing from the active landscape of young filmmakers in today’s generation. They also have intense scenes of gorey violence that make any audience member wince in either disgust or delight. A throwback to the trashy crime films…