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  • Fury



    Ayer likes to specialize in movies about men doing manly things in a manly way. Probably more than anyone else out there he is focused on these themes. He is also a filmmaker that loves exploring genre. Some of these have gone horribly awry, see SABOTAGE, but when they go right, such as END OF WATCH and his script for TRAINING DAY, they can be something to behold.
    FURY is his take on the war movie and overall it is…

  • 3 Days to Kill

    3 Days to Kill


    Kevin Costner may be one of the most maligned actors. Here was someone whose perceived filmic sins have damned him to a purgatory where washed up actors try in vain to be relevant. Its a shame as the only crime he committed was being too ambitious once he got famous. As an actor, he is and remains likable, a friendly screen presence with a twinkle of humor in his eye that makes him come off well. As a filmmaker he…

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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl


    I love David Fincher's work. He has a distinct vision and style that is right up my alley. Some say it is pandering, playing up the obvious tropes; the dark, sickly lighting, the unpleasant look at the so-called normal life. But, man, I love it.
    I have noticed a trend in Fincher's work. A strong release followed by a lesser, but still solid, film. Seven>The Game, Fight Club>Panic Room, Zodiac>Benjamin Button, Social Network>Girl with Dragon Tattoo. Now we are up…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road


    I was really pleased to see all the great reviews coming in from everywhere about this film. A big Mad Max fan from way back, I was excited but a little nervous about how they would make this work. I have seen too many updates of my past go down in mediocrity. The previews were promising, but still carried the vibe that the movie was going to be amazing or an absolute failure.
    The movie is great! Miller has re-engineered…