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  • Bad Santa

    Bad Santa

    ★★★★½

    Bad Santa
    Director: Terry Zwigoff
    Screenwriters: Glenn Ficarra & John Requa
    Cinematographer: Jamie Anderson
    Editor: Robert Hoffman

    I wasn't going to write a review about Bad Santa, but I've seen several reviews comparing the "alternative" classic to The Night Before. How can one compare these two films, let alone say The Night Before is a comparable replacement?

    Bad Santa is a quality film with a likeable antagonist at its center. Billy Bob Thornton may have been drunk through the entire process,…

  • The Night Before

    The Night Before

    ★★½

    The Night Before
    Director: Jonathan Levine
    Writers: Evan Goldberg, Kyle Hunter, Jonathan Levine, Ariel Shaffir
    Cinematographer: Brandon Trost
    Editor: Zene Baker
    Main Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie, Jillian Bell, Lizzy Caplan, Michael Shannon, Mindy Kaling, Ilana Glazer

    Jonathan Levine, what have you done? Your work with Gordon-Levitt and Rogen in 50/50 was astounding. You made me reconsider my feelings on Rogen as an actor. Now your making me reconsider my reconsideration. Like, a lot. I understand you're not…

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  • Rear Window

    Rear Window

    ★★★★★

    Rear Window
    Director: Alfred Hitchcock
    Screenwriters: Cornell Woolrich & John Michael Hayes
    Cinematographer: Robert Burks
    Editor: George Tomasini
    Main Cast: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter, & Raymond Burr

    Rear Window is a masterpiece. Now, I could write a lengthy review about the beautiful cinematography, the exquisite acting performances, and the seamless sound/video editing, but at this point thousands of critics, both professional and amateur, have written the same exact review. I am not writing a review over Rear Window

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★½

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

    Whiplash
    Director: Damien Chazelle
    Screenplay: Damien Chazelle
    Cinematography: Sharone Meir
    Editor: Tom Cross
    Main Cast: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser

    I'd rather die drunk, broke at 34 and have people at a dinner table talk about me than live to be rich and sober at 90 and nobody remembered who I was. - Andrew

    First Thoughts…

    Intense. Seriously, this film is unapologetically intense! There were several moments where I was unknowingly hovering above my seat, waiting anxiously…