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  • The Salesman

    The Salesman

    ★★★★½

    Farhadi frames his stories around mysteries, for lack of a better word, but the criminal intent is not the focus of his work. Rather it is the human drama that unfolds in its wake, how it affects relationships, especially between married people. And that is what makes his work so emphatic and realistic. That, and the great naturalistic performances he gets out of his cast.

    The ending of this movie makes you empathise with someone who, at first glance, you…

  • Miss Sloane

    Miss Sloane

    ★★★

    Madden isn't subtle. His movies wear their hearts on their sleeves, and he has been more attuned with soft romance/drama movies than highly charged political think pieces. And a script that is just begging to be written by Aaron Sorkin, but isn't, doesn't bode well.

    The cast is terrific with all praise going to Jessica Chastain's titular character, that how it is a watershed moment, and that may be true. We got a similar character like this in last year's…

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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…