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The Double

  An exquisite amalgam of Brazil, The Hudsucker Proxy and Being John Malcovich, Richard Ayoade has drunk deep from the well of The Mighty Boosh, and emerged as one of … Continue reading

July 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Only Lovers Left Alive

This was just an embarrassment.  A desperate, name dropping, excruciatingly out-dated cringe-athon.  You would think Tilda could have saved it, by her mere Swintonian presence.  Alas, not even Tilda could … Continue reading

June 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Monuments Men

Cobbled together in a clunky fashion, Monuments Men invokes the WWII movie canon without the connection to character or place.  Like a hollow mannequin composed of familiar, often life-like, yet … Continue reading

June 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Under The Skin

Jonathan Glazer’s third feature film is a flat out sci-fi masterpiece.  The subtlety and the technical and visual sophistication are mesmerizing and have elevated the form.  Glazer borrows generously hand-over-fist … Continue reading

May 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Raid 2

Kitchen fights!  Omage to Oldboy hammer fights!  Fights in a car!  Fights that raise the bar!  If you love special effects, martial arts, cinematography, or ultra violence, then do not … Continue reading

May 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Grand Budapest Hotel

In his most cartoonish offering yet, Wes Anderson seems to brazenly forgo any posturing when it comes to character development, and yet the film feels rich and full in spite … Continue reading

April 5, 2014 · 1 Comment


Spike Jonze has created a masterpiece, and it is one of the few art films of 2013.  The fact that Jonze wasn’t even nominated for the Best Director Oscar speaks … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dallas Buyers Club

Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto give incredible, surprisingly transformative performances.  This is an important story-one that I hope everyone will take the time to see on the big screen.  At … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Wolf of Wall Street

Scorsese made a funny!  Reminiscent of the pacing and structure of Anchorman 2, The Wolf of Wall Street feels like you are watching a raw, totally unedited version of an … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · Leave a comment


This film is the perfect antidote for cynicism, and will probably fill you with the urge to punch a nun.  An incredibly emotional and brutal story told beautifully with humor … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · Leave a comment