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  • Gold

    Gold

    ★★½

    I have admired Stephen Gaghan's work for a long time and I was anticipating his follow up to the terrific Syriana. Suffice it to say that this is not as good as that, not by a long shot.

    I liked the premise of the movie, and no doubt, the casting is top notch, with McCounaghey enjoying this role with relish. He has been so good since his resurgence but the roles he has chosen have started to falter a bit.…

  • The Comedian

    The Comedian

    ★★

    Bobby, Bobby, Bobby, why do you break my heart like this?

    I was anticipating this movie. For once it didn't look as if De Niro had barely glanced at the script and said yes. It seemed as if he really wanted to work on this movie, and the material isn't...terrible. It's not just good either. De Niro, on the other hand, is good, as always, surrounded by some unconventional supporting cast. He reteams with his glorious partners from back in…

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  • Kill Your Darlings

    Kill Your Darlings

    ★★★½

    Dane DeHaan. This kid has a bright future, if he keeps making good choices. I didn't think anything could make me want to see The Amazing Spider Man 2, but now I am looking forward to it due to DeHaan's presence.

    Anywho, he is not the only star of the movie. A rendition of the origins of Beat Era, this has a who's who of literary names: Allen Ginsberg (who takes the centre stage here with a tremendous performance from…

  • Philomena

    Philomena

    ★★★★

    I am gonna be honest. I didn't have high expectations from this movie. I thought this would be a weepy, sentimental and sappy drama, with a couple of strong performances. Not my cup of tea. Instead, it turned out to be a thoughtful, emotional, if somewhat a little weepy, but highly touchy dramedy, with two performances that definitely elevate this based on facts story. Judi Dench is really, really good. And Steve Coogan is having the best year of his…