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Paterson (2016)

Hailing from Paterson, New Jersey and also sharing its name, Paterson (Adam Driver) works as a bus driver whose daily schedule and route extends beyond his job. If you think this doesn’t sound particularly exciting, then you’d be right.…

LONDON 2015 – Truth (2015)

In 2004, US news programme 60 Minutes broadcast a report casting doubt about George W. Bush’s career in the Air National Guard during the 1970s.  What followed was a stirring controversy not of the then-President’s military career, but of…

Prisoners (2013)

Muddled procedural derailed by an unhinged vigilante Set in a suburban, perpetually rainy part of Pennsylvania (though shot in Georgia), Denis Villeneuve's Prisoners focuses on the tragedy of two little girls, one white, the other…

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Wonder woman From Kathryn Bigelow, gifted maker of macho action films, comes Zero Dark Thirty, about the hunt for Bin Laden that ended in a Navy Seal kill raid in Pakistan in May 2011. The film is realistic and in-your-face in style,…

A Horrible Way To Die (2010)

Sitting in the same area of discomfort as Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer and Snowtown, A Horrible Way To Die may not quite work as well as those two movies but it's still an impressive, unsettling work that shows the mindset of a serial…

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

The only question is, Why?  Barely is the 2009 original language version of Stieg Larsson's pulp procedural out of US art houses than here comes a bigger budget English language film distributed in the mainstream cineplexes. David…

The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)

Too much going on here: a murder mystery with politics, comedy, and romance This Argentinian film has many virtues but some serious flaws. Ultimately it winds up being too much of a muchness. Its meandering story line focuses on a murder…