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Lawless (2012)

John Hillcoat’s extraordinairy film Lawless is a crafted cacophony of moments in time and place that goes beyond the experience of historical dramas and genre flicks, resonating, however fleetingly in the hours and days of our lives with the thrill that comes from movies made by and for adults. It is the language of Hillcoat’s obsessions and his direction of Nick Cave’s script that gives breath as breath is taken, the way smiles soften a harsh reality, give birth to shared darkness Continue reading

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Dark Knight Rises (2012)

DKR is not the worst comic book movie or end to a trilogy in recent memory but the fact that it’s over might just be its greatest achievement. It is long-winded and cluttered with the usual crippling redundancies, overdone explanations leave little to the imagination or curtail simple discovery while story is relegated to a cardboard box stuffed with convoluted action sequences and the plodding melodrama of PG13 blah. I could spend an entire article on the ills of the MPAA and the PG13 rating system and the directors who have gotten drunk on the Kool-Aid. Continue reading

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Tom Hardy – Brawler, Charmer, Hollywood Courtier

Tom Hardy may have made some of his most accomplished films well under the radar and off the beaten path before now, but his steady rise from BBC everyman to Hollywood Courtier is nothing if not classic talent meteor fueled by celebrity star power. His quick wit and lasting charm is second only to his animal magnetism, his self professed desires to get at what makes us afraid undeniably inviting, to channel our deepest, darkest fears and surprise us once we get there together. Hardy has a bright career ahead of him, a strong outlook on what he wants to do and how he approaches the art and craft of acting that shows open skies ahead and a growing fan base around the world.. Continue reading

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Inception (2010) Blu-ray

Perhaps that is the answer after all is said and done, the true marker of accomplishment and success of a film, is that it lives in the audience gathered, the moments of it. Inception is not simply what is seen or what exists in whatever form it takes for you – theDVDor Blu-ray or the Digital Download, it is a fleeting reflection, the light flittering 24 frames of truth or something like it, experiences that ultimately affect us even if only briefly, a little bit, the emotional buoyancy of possibility. Continue reading

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Inception (2010)

Despite popular opinion, Christopher Nolan didn’t invent the summer blockbuster any more than he was the first person to try peanut butter and chocolate in the same bite. All the pieces are there, big named stars and gun fire, ridiculous and unbelievable plot points that don’t just bump into one another but get lost like children in a field too enamored with the cornstalks to answer when mommy calls. Continue reading

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