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  • Sleepless

    Sleepless

    ★½

    Besides the desire to take a nap, I wanted to rewatch Sleepless Night after I survived the Jamie Foxx vehicle, Sleepless. Why? To remind me how awesome the concept of the story is. While Sleepless fails to deliver, Sleepless Night is one helluva ride. 

    Lazy. Miscasting. Poor execution. Too predictable. I could go on. I'm not bashing Sleepless because it's a remake of one of my all time favorite movies. I'm destroying it because it deserves to be mocked, heckled…

  • Extreme Prejudice

    Extreme Prejudice

    ★★★★½

    I believe Walter Hill's biggest strength is creating memorable characters. He's helped develop the Colonial Marines, the crew of the Nostromo, Reggie and Jack, Frank and Jesse, The Driver and The Detective and Spencer and Reece. I could go on and on. When Walter Hill is involved with a movie via director, writer or producer; the characters don't get overlooked. Extreme Prejudice is no different. It's a modern day western with a lot of Sam Peckinpah flavor. A Texas Ranger.…

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

    Damien Chezelle's tale of a boy, his drums, and a teacher that speaks ever so loudly, and carries the biggest stick of badass this side of the Academy Awards, in one of the most heart pounding cardiac arrest breathtaking intense movies I've ever seen. The opening beat. The opening shot. The first time J.K. Simmons speaks. Groovy funky jazzy music makes all movies better. RIFIFI is the shit. Carter Burke? I knew Miles Teller was going to be special after…

  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    ★★★★½

    It doesn't matter who you sleep with, look like, voted for, your age, what part of the world you live in, your hairstyle, who your favorite member of Nickelback is, what type of car you drive, what music you listen to, your sex; a good movie is a good movie. You don't have to be a certain "type" of person to appreciate quality cinema. A great film should bring people closer, not rip them apart. That's what I got out…