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"A lot of this actually happened" claims the trailer for David O. Russell's latest, Amsterdam, his first film since 2015's Joy. The period piece has a dead white man in a box and three friends (a doct…
It is 1892 New Mexico, and the violence and genocide that has shaped the Europeans' settlement in the American West is winding down. Hostiles' difficult opening scene shows a gang of marauding Indians…
Movies have always had the powerful ability to not only entertain, but to inform. Movies can bring attention to little-acknowledged moments of history, whether good or bad, by telling a story that wil…
I totally enjoyed watching The Fighter, but walked away from it chewing on all the characters, except, well, the fighter himself. Poor Marky Mark, bless his heart, his limited acting skills, and his e…
Here’s the thing: if you assume your audience already knows the story – in this case, that of Moses (Christian Bale) and the freeing of the Hebrews from slavery at the hands of Pharaoh Ramses the Grea…
I wasn't sure what to expect from Out of the Furnace. From the trailers, it looked like a revenge thriller, with shaggy Christian Bale toting a rifle to hunt down the rednecks who did his brother wron…
Batman Begins is, obviously, the story of how Bruce Wayne becomes Batman.  As a child he falls into a well full of bats.  Haunted by the experience, Bruce freaks out over some shadowy images at the op…
As I write this review, The Dark Knight is the #1 Movie of All Time on the IMDB Top 250 readers' poll. At 115,000 votes and counting, will there be a backlash? Will the fanboys and girls continue to d…
Someone needs to give Christian Bale a sandwich and some diet counseling. If this guy continues to gain and lose alarming amounts of poundage for movie roles (see also The Machinist), he's going to ha…
Maybe my expectations weren't as high as the nearest fanboy or girl. Maybe I'm just kind of picky and want to be emotionally involved in a film, with developed characters and an interesting story arc.…
The night I rented American Psycho with a friend, we had just been talking about the last time a movie gave us nightmares. For me it had been the movie Jurassic Park. I was embarrassed to say that the…