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  • The Edge of Seventeen

    The Edge of Seventeen


    Seems that these “coming of age” films are a dime a dozen –which makes you wonder why they keep churning them out. That being said, this one, in spite of having a totally despicable lead character (you know the type, too glib and prickly for her own good, masking all that fish out of water uncertainty and feelings of being outside the norm… here’s a clue, dress like a human being instead of intentionally drawing attention by wearing mismatched clothes…

  • Nightcrawler



    This 2014 offering dares to be different. It gives us a protagonist who, while a very interesting and compelling character study, is nonetheless unlikeable and in many ways totally despicable in his amorality… and yet you can’t look away – which is one of the film’s main themes.

    Jake Gyllenhaal gives perhaps his best performance as Lou Bloom, a low level thief who by chance gets introduced to “nightcrawling”, the part of the paparazzi that films violence in the streets,…

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  • Network



    It’s hard to believe, given our current state of affairs with the evening news being a profit center for the networks (as well a prime instrument for spewing propaganda), but once upon a time the actual news was reported – not one person’s opinion or spinning the content to suit your political agenda – just the news, period.

    So, take yourself back to 1976… where Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather told the news and the mighty three networks were of…

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Wow, what a train wreck, and Nolan only has himself to blame as he not only directed, but is credited (as if anyone would want credit) for co-writing the script as well.

    What’s wrong with the script you might ask (if you were in a mood where you actually might care about this). Well for starters the film seriously plays with time. No, not like some sci fi film, or Nolan’s own Inception, but in the real life (but absurd)…