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In the intro scene of The Outfit, a tailor (no, a "cutter," as he prefers to be called), talks us through the art of designing, cutting, and tailoring a bespoke suit for a gentleman. The camera loving…
It takes no leap of the imagination to picture Hollywood remaking this film with Liam Neeson as the star. After all, this crime thriller/drama (with just enough twisted humor to make you laugh) is rea…
All the Money in the World was barely on the pop-culture radar (a violent kidnapping movie coming out at Christmas? how cheerful!), but the news cycle of the last few months gave it an unwitting publi…
In the realm of movie plots, Keanu is definitely one of your more random options. The film centers around a ridiculously adorable kitten who originally belonged to a Los Angeles drug lord. During an i…
Simply put, Black Mass is the story of an Irish mobster and generally really bad guy (Bulger) hopping in bed with the FBI in an effort to bring down the Italian mob in South Boston. His motives are pr…
It’s not that the movie is bad, because it isn’t. In fact, it’s quite ambitious and somewhat enjoyable. But it does try to cram in so many different genres that it feels a bit like a glitzy, bouncy, c…
There comes a moment in most relationships where you really start to wonder if you can handle your partner's annoying tendencies for even one minute more.  It's hugely unfortunate when that moment coi…
If you've read enough of my reviews, you know that I rarely sum up a movie so, um, bluntly. But by the end of Oldboy, my jaw had been hanging slack for the final 20 minutes, and it stayed in that posi…
The movie begins with the Manzoni family relocating to a small town in France through the Witness Protection Program. They're all a bit bored and jaded, and it's clear that their mafia ties have made …
When a lovely young Romanian cello player chastises a shaggy-puppy American that he is only involving himself in her world because he "has a fantasy about helping a woman in a faraway land...", she hi…
Takeshi Kitano is an odd action hero. A real-life motorcycle accident left the right side of his face paralyzed, leaving his face looking mask-like and blank in an other-worldly way. In Fireworks, his…
With the success of Martin Scorcese's The Departed, a remake of the original Infernal Affairs, there has been a renewed interest in the Hong Kong trilogy of films that started it all. Infernal Affairs…
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