Dennis Lehane

Shutter Island

Almost from the opening frames, I couldn’t help but notice that Shutter Island oozes with style. From the booming Hitchcockian soundtrack to the arty and transfixing flashbacks, you can tell right away that this tale isn’t being conducted by a director-for-hire. That said, the plot balances on a thin line between a masterpiece thriller and …

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Gone Baby Gone

I’m not a fan of the Affleck boys and their Boston-centric, f-word laden style of moviemaking, but I have to confess that I was mightily impressed by Gone Baby Gone. The fact that they had a solid story by Dennis Lehane as a starting point didn’t hurt, but you’ve got to give them credit for …

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Mystic River

Alrighty, I’ll readily admit that I’ve been sitting on this review for awhile. I saw Mystic River several months ago, and since then have had pounded into me the excessive praise by critics all across America for this Clint Eastwood-directed drama. Now with heaps of Oscar nominations on its resume, I feel that I at …

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