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  • The Stone KIller

    The Stone KIller

    ★★

    Unfortunately this one left a pretty sour taste in my mouth thanks to the police cruelty on display, mostly perpetrated by the main character. Coming a couple years after Dirty Harry, the film goes heavy with the “mean cop” angle. Torrey is tough on crime to say the least, and frequently criticized by his superiors for his eagerness to pull the trigger. In one interrogation sequence demonstrative of his casual cruelty, he knocks his interviewee out of his chair. When…

  • The Breaking Point

    The Breaking Point

    ★★★★

    Key to The Breaking Point’s theme is the nature of corruption: moral breakdown can’t be compartmentalized. Harry’s willingness to engage in criminal activities, even out of necessity, affects other areas of his life. “Normal” Harry is an upstanding model citizen, but once he lets his guard down, it gives way to other vices: drunkenness, rudeness and anger, violence, and even giving a foothold to the temptation to cheat on his wife and put his family at risk.

    Blu-ray Review: cinapse.co/criterion-review-the-breaking-point-f9153134d359

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  • Ernest Scared Stupid

    Ernest Scared Stupid

    ★★★½

    12-year-old Me: ★★★★★
    32-year-old Me: ★★
    Composite Score: ★★★½

    I can live with that.

  • Gravity

    Gravity

    ★★★★½

    I've been waiting anxiously seven years for Alfonso Cuarón to bless us again. It's been that long since Children Of Men, a film so phenomenal and powerful that it changed the way I view and think about movies. It was one of my first HD-DVD purchases, and went on to become the most watched in my collection until the format eventually succumbed to Blu-Ray.

    Gravity is likewise an astounding and absolutely gorgeous film, and regardless of how you may end…