Review: Shutter Island

Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of the Dennis Lehane novel Shutter Island is a successful mystery thriller with a great lead turn by Leonardo DiCaprio and a plot that brings some originality to a potentially tired idea. DiCaprio plays Teddy Daniels, a U.S. Marshall sent to Shutter Island to investigate the disappearance of one of the inmates […]

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Review: The Wackness

This coming of age story mixes great characters, direction, writing, and music to be one of the nicest surprises of the year (08). Luke Shapiro (Josh Peck) has just graduated high school and while he isn’t the most popular kid around, he isn’t a complete loser either. What he is though, is a pot dealer, […]

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Review: Transsiberian

Brad Anderson’s train thriller is an effective piece of cinema that keeps tension high while taking a series of twists and turns along the way. The film opens with the police investigation of a drug dealer that was robbed and killed, with the investigation headed up by Grinko (Ben Kingsley) who after discovering that someone […]

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