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  • Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press

    Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press

    ★★½

    This is an informative and often fascinating documentary, but it's a bit too one-sided for my tastes. It certainly explained more of the Hogan/Gawker trial and nicely expanded upon the larger issues of censorship, etc. The concerns are valid and important, but this does feel like two separate documentaries joined together. I also thinkNobody Speak paints Gawker to be much more prestigious than they really were. A satisfactory viewing, but it's far from great.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    ★★½

    I had a lot of mixed feelings after this was over. To be honest, I wasn't really a fan and I don't think it comes anywhere near the energy and spontaneity of the first film. For starters I felt like the first half tried to forcibly rehash the jokes and verbal exchanges that made its predecessor fun. This time the quips and jokey dialogue didn't land as well.

    The scenes dealing with Gamora and Star Lord's relationship didn't really go…

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  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    ★★★★★

    "I'm never eating at Benihana again. I don't care whose birthday it is."

    The Wolf of Wall Street, Scorsese's 23rd feature and his 5th collaboration with Leonardo DiCaprio, is just damn brilliant.

    It is one of the best films of the year. Every cast and crew member is firing on all cylinders. I was tempted to say this is DiCaprio's Goodfellas in terms of his tenure under Scorsese's wing because it has more in common with that, but from a…

  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★★

    The final 30-45 minutes of Nightcrawler contain some of the most gripping cinema you will see this year. It is an insane, adrenaline-fueled ending that will have the viewer on the edge of their seat, on pins and needles, white-knuckled, and any other overused critic line you can think of. I'm not sure how interested I would have been in Dan Gilroy's debut had it not been for the magnificent first trailer. The ones that followed weren't as crazy, but…