Monthly Archives: November 2013

Under Review: All Is Lost

For a movie with fewer than 100 spoken words—and to be generous I’m counting a few of the more audible grunting noises—All Is Lost is quite well-written. It’s unsurprisingly well-written, considering its writer-director is J.C. Chandor, whose debut feature, 2011’s Margin … Continue reading

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Under Review: Dallas Buyers Club

Matthew McConaughey is a phenomenally charismatic actor, capable of nuanced, complex portrayals of men who are undone by their coolness or at the extreme by their sheer masculinity. Even if McConaughey’s clothes droop off his gaunt, sickly frame, his performance … Continue reading

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Under Review: The Counselor

Some movies are intentionally bad. Some are unintentionally bad. The Counselor is both. I think I was a bit unfair in supplying kyra and our friend Smalls with my initial and too pithy review—I paraphrased Roger Ebert’s legendary review of Death to Smoochy in … Continue reading

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Under Review: Blue Is the Warmest Color

Human beings are animals. We eat, we sleep, we fuck. That we try to find some meaning in it all is what makes us humans—it’s the sapiens in Homo sapiens. On that score, Blue Is the Warmest Color is interested primarily it what … Continue reading

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