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There is a scene in Wildlife that surprises with its quiet fury. A teenage boy (Ed Oxenbould) is brought to the edge of a wildfire that his father has left home to fight. Joe's mother Jeanette (Carey …
In the opening scene of Demolition, we are witness to a young white married couple having a relatively benign commute to work in New York City. The topic of a broken refrigerator represents unspoken t…
Okay, so I'm a little worried about what that says about me, but to be fair, Accidental Love had a rough start in life. Originally produced in 2008, the movie was fraught with financial difficulties, …
Disaster film formula: Heal a broken family by putting them in the middle of a disaster. Estranged father makes up for past of broken promises by saving estranged teenage child, while mom (who is an u…
Jake Gyllenhaal, from the moment he is on screen, is fantastically riveting. I won't say he is unrecognizable in his role as Lou Bloom, a conscience-free opportunist with a shocking lack of moral comp…
First of all, if you come from a military family, try to pay attention to the movie and avoid drawing any random parallels to your own life and experiences. I did this the whole way through the movie,…
Prisoners is a slow-burn thriller--think the pacing of Zodiac, also starring Jake Gyllenhaal--which takes us into the lives of two families affected by a horrific crime: the kidnapping of their young …
David Fincher's Zodiac is a curious film. An extremely earnest recounting of the serial killer murders in the Bay Area in the late 60s and early 70s, the film is chock full of facts, names, and events…
One of my favorite things about getting the chance to see movies before they open theatrically is being able to watch a film with virgin eyes. To see it unspoiled, before hundreds of critics and dozen…