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  • Wakefield




    Film Pulse review forthcoming.

  • Queen of Katwe

    Queen of Katwe


    70/100 review. Incredibly generic, routine script structure, but this is overcome by top-down creative integrity: Lived-in cinematography, devoted performances, and a just-so-irresistable sense of optimism. It's a very much needed tonic for cynicism.

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  • The Interview

    The Interview

    So I was able to sneak a look at the finished film, and I have to say that it is absolutely...

    Hang on, I think I hear someone pulling up outside. Be right back.

  • Nightcrawler




    Engrossing and skeevy, Nightcrawler, the directorial debut of Dan Gilroy, is an uncomfortable but obsessive and deeply fascinating look at what TV news could be under the surface of well lit sets and playful banter. Jake Gyllenhaal is spellbinding, a transformation both physical and psychological that should have been nominated for the Oscar. The rest of the cast -- like Rene Russo and Riz Ahmed -- are great. Gilroy's script is solid, but characters feel underdeveloped, although in the grand scheme of things, detachment is minimal.