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A Most Violent Year (2014)

A star-making year A Most Violent Year has been described as an offshoot of the Godfather pictures, but it's also first cousin to James Gray's The Yards with a dash of Sidney Lumet; ultimately it transcends this tradition in its own way.…

Ex Machina (2015)

Since writing Dredd in 2012, novelist and screenwriter Alex Garland has been pretty quiet. After novels such as The Beach and The Coma, he moved his creative efforts to the big screen, writing the screenplays for Danny Boyle films 28 Days…

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

If you've already heard a lot of the praise heaped upon this movie, the latest release from the Coen brothers, then you already know what to expect. Because every bit of praise is well deserved. Inside Llewyn Davis is a joy from start to…

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

As varied as their filmography is, it is easy to put the films of the Coen Brothers into two categories: the whimsical dramedy where its protagonist follows an unfortunate path of events that eventually divides the audience, or the gritty…

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

The Coen brothers do the Sixties Greenwich Village music scene, with surreal touches The Coens' Inside Llewyn Davis is a period musical film and hence invites comparison to the siblings' O Brother, Where Art Thou? Indeed again there's…

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

Inside Llewyn Davis, whilst proving almost impossible for me to pronounce, is one of the best scripted films of this year’s London Film Festival, and one of the best overall. Written and directed by the Coen brothers, it follows folk…

Sucker Punch (2011)

”For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the sheltered will never know.” Although I think Watchmen is the best superhero movie yet made, I have not belonged to the Zack-Snyder-is-a-genius crowd until now (after all, Watchmen was…

Sucker Punch (2011)

While the 17-yr-old in me loved nearly every frame of Sucker Punch (hot chicks in tight revealing clothes, fighting mythological creatures), the 34-yr-old critic in me realized the lack of substance and saw two films spliced together like a…

Sucker Punch (2011)

Well, well, well, it seems like it’s time for audiences and critics to take Zack Snyder down from his lofty position, perched atop some great success. That’s the only explanation I can think of for just how swiftly the knives came out in…