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Interstellar: Astronauts Seek Alternate for Earth in Post-Apocalyptic Adventure

Christopher Nolan is one of my favorite directors, and four of his pictures have made my annual Top Ten List; including Memento, The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, and Insomnia. However,…

Whiplash: Prodigy and Professor Square-Off in Mesmerizing Drama

Nineteen-year-old Andrew Neyman (Miles Teller) got more than he bargained for when he entered mythical Shaffer Conservatory. The prodigy had expected that the best music school in the country would…

Nightcrawler: Gyllenhaal Great as Freelancer in Search of Grisly News Videos

Petty thief Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) was eking out a living selling stolen scrap metal to junkyards until the day he stumbled upon a legitimate line of work when he…

Dear White People: Social Satire Looks at Race Relations in the Ivy League

The academics are tough enough at Winchester University, a mythical Ivy League institution. It’s too bad that black students there also have to worry about making themselves comfortable socially. That’s…

The Best of Me: High School Sweethearts Reunite in Adaptation of Best Seller

The true test of a good tearjerker movie is whether or not it moves you to tears. And this movie managed to make me cry in spite of myself. As…

The Judge: Downey and Duvall Make Amends in Courtroom Drama

Hank Palmer (Robert Downey, Jr.) is a successful criminal defense attorney with a good reason to hide his humble roots. It seems he was a rebellious child who frequently landed…

Kill the Messenger: Jeremy Renner Is Riveting in True Tale About Investigative Journalist

In August of 1996, the San Jose Mercury News published an exposé detailing how the Central Intelligence Agency had orchestrated the importation of crack cocaine from Nicaragua and its distribution…

The Equalizer: Denzel is a Vigilante in Adaptation of 80s TV Series

On the surface, Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) is a pleasant hail fellow well met person. By day, the affable widower works as a sales associate at a hardware superstore where…

Hector and the Search for Happiness: Road Comedy Chronicles Eccentric Psychiatrist’s Quest for Joy

Hector (Simon Pegg) is a funny duck. The eccentric neat freak is lucky to have a girlfriend like Clara (Rosamund Pike) who’s willing to put up with his odd requests,…

This Is Where I Leave You: Family Grieves Patriarch in Droll Movie Based on Best Seller

When Mort Altman (Will Swenson) passed away, his children returned home expecting to remain in town for a day or two. After all, despite being raised as Jews, they had…

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