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  • Glengarry Glen Ross

    Glengarry Glen Ross

    ★★★★★

    I was lucky enough to play Jack Lemmon’s part for a college production with a black dude three times my size in the role my boss (Kevin Spacey) and although we never considered how different we looked from each other when rehearsing, 100% of the positive critique was focused on our unique approach to power relations through the lens of racial division.

    Anyway, it’s no wonder A-List actors were drawn to the Glengarry Glen Ross ensemble like bees to honey. There are better movies and there are better performances, but there is no better movie for the art of acting performance.

  • Boiler Room

    Boiler Room

    ★★

    Seven young guys play dress up in big boy broker clothes in this overrated wolves of wall street flick beloved by bros at the tail end of the 20th century. Boiler Room isn’t just derivative, it wears reverence on its sleeve with characters who quote the same movies it retreads without purpose.

    A standardized sleekness of DVD market presentation and the Scientology stamp of approval actor at the core of its wannabe James Dean family drama do little to alleviate…

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  • Ed

    Ed

    ½

    As a documentarian, writer Ken Richards explored the effects of Western-style modernization in the transition of technologically developing nations, the ecological impact of industrial deforestation and pollution, and letters written by fallen American soldiers.

    The first thing said when he arrived to Hollywood: "Our marketing analysis shows that people respond positively to sports and cute animals."

  • The Godson

    The Godson

    ½

    Once upon a time, I worked in a video store and aspired to make movies. One day a guy came in who asked if that was something I was interested in, and seemed unusually interested in my writing and directing something for him, as an investment opportunity.

    When he finally left, a customer came across the store and asked "Do you know who that is?" and when I said no, he only replied "I strongly advise you not take any…