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  • Faceless

    ★★★½

  • This Much I Know to Be True

  • Elvis

    ½

  • The Breaking Point

    ★★★★

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  • All Through the Night

    All Through the Night

    ★★★

    Fun, but would be more fun if it were REALLY a "gangsters versus Nazis" story. To placate the Hays Office, I gather, Bogart's character is a "sportsman" (pro gambler, essentially) rather than a mobster. While his support crew, particularly Demarest and McHugh, is a delight, this is definitely Warners in more buttoned-up mode.

  • L'Inhumaine

    L'Inhumaine

    ★★½

    I regret to inform that in spite of its visual energy this movie is goofy from stem to stern, and not in a particularly engaging way.

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  • Hustlers

    Hustlers

    ★½

    A flat script, poorly directed. Every frame is all about whatever's in focus, in foreground; there's no background action, no production design; it's like they shot in a series of vacant lots. Jennifer Lopez's Terry Molloy impersonation is kind of funny, but anyone seeing Constance Wu for the first time in this movie might well wonder how she became a working professional actor. Julia Stiles shines as "Concerned Woman." The fact that this is getting so much praise indicates we…

  • Only God Forgives

    Only God Forgives

    ★½

    So relentlessly full of shit it's relatively hilarious. Interesting idea to cast Kristen Scott Thomas as Courtney Love though.