Still Playing – True Grit

Not to age my dad or anything, but westerns are a very generational thing.  Heck, the last time I really watched a western by choice was when I became obsessed with one scene in McLintock! after accidentally opening the gifted VHS copy meant for my dad on Christmas as a child.  And in all honesty, […]

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Review: True Grit

The latest from the Coen Bros., True Grit, is their least odd and most straightforward film to date but there is still plenty of weirdness, laughs, and amazing performances that we expect from these guys in this great film. The film is not a remake of the 1969 John Wayne film of the same name […]

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Review: Jonah Hex

The latest, and possibly most under the radar, comic book film this summer is the adaptation of Jonah Hex and the results are a mixed bag as the films focus seems to be in a lot of wrong places. Hex is a Confederate soldier of some rank but when he turns on his regiment and […]

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Review: Milk

Gus Van Sant’s latest is another great film for the director and is one of the best biopics in recent memory. Harvey Milk (Sean Penn) was a closet homosexual in New York in the early seventies, picking up men on the Subway, one of which happens to change the direction of his life. Upon picking […]

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Review: No Country for Old Men

The Coen Bros. return after a three year hiatus with a return to their crime/thriller roots that made them famous in the first place. An adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy novel of the same name, it is one part reflection on our disintegrating society and one part cat and mouse chase thriller, with the cat […]

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Review: American Gangster

Keys to a great movie? Ridley Scott, check. Denzel Washington, check. Russell Crowe, check. Larger than life and wouldn’t believe it if it wasn’t true story, check. Now all of these are thrown into one movie, and what comes out is absolutely fantastic. I do not have a single complaint about this movie and can […]

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