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    Review: Nightcrawler

    Thursday, October 30, 2014

    Lou Bloom is a sick pup. That he has no clue of his particularly eerie insularity makes him all the more entertaining. And scary. In a performance which is particularly outstanding, Jake Gyllenhaal gives us a Lou who is bent on making it in the big world out there–in this case, Los Angeles, and specifically, […]

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    Review: The Mule

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    Based on true events, Tony Mahony’s comedic thriller, The Mule, features co-director Angus Sampson in the role of working class fool, Ray Jenkins: a nice, innocent, and naïve guy, living in a small neighborhood in 1983 Australia with his protective parents. He is forced out of his comfort zone when his childhood friend, Gavin (Leigh […]

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    Review: Goodbye to Language 3D

    Friday, October 24, 2014

    Jean-Luc Godard on several occasions in his new film, Goodbye to Languge 3-D, places two images atop each other. Close one eye, you’ll see one image; close the other, a different image. Do neither and you’ll get a headache. Small price to pay for the experience of indulging the French master and allowing him to […]

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    Review: 52 Tuesdays

    Friday, October 24, 2014

    The Australian drama 52 Tuesdays, directed by Sophie Hyde, follows 16 year old Billie as she struggles to adjust to her mother’s gender transition. When Billie’s contact with her mother is limited to Tuesdays after school and she is forced to live with her father, she undergoes her own transition into womanhood through unusual sexual […]

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    Review: Birdman

    Friday, October 24, 2014

    Long takes consisting of swooning, uniquely-angled camera shots are set to the riveting backdrop of a hypnotically spare solo jazz drum. Weaving Antonio Sanchez’s dazzling minimalist score around the action and as an ironic comment on it, director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarittu has created a movie that essentially plays as much like a brilliant piece of […]

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