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  • Tora! Tora! Tora!

    Tora! Tora! Tora!

    ★★★

    So... the acting in this film is less than stellar. At times the pacing is quite dull and the tension of what's at stake is completely absent. That is to say, this film is far from being perfect. However, its balanced perspective gives this film a dimension that most war movies lack. Not that every war film has to have this approach, but I appreciate how TORA! TORA! TORA! goes out of its way to give insight into why each…

  • The Prestige

    The Prestige

    ★★★★

    THE PRESTIGE is arguably Nolan's most "contrived" film - at least for me - but if you're willing to submit to its twist and turns, the ballet on display is pretty riveting.

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  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★★½

    This is the Jake Gyllenhaal show. Or you could argue that it's the Louis Bloom show because Gyllenhaal just disappears. His performance is absolutely unreal and is arguably the best of his career. Louis is creepy, disturbing but also incredibly compelling from beginning to end.

    Dan Gilroy's direction is immaculate. Incredible pacing, fantastic sound design and the cinematography is maybe the best I've seen all year. Robert Elswit is great utilizing LA's night light's, neon blares and illumination that almost…

  • Inherent Vice

    Inherent Vice

    ★★★★½

    You should see this movie. Like this weekend.