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The Card Counter

A high roller of a Paul Schrader masterpiece. When you see the credits with the names Paul Schrader and Martin Scorsese, you know you’re in for a treat. Schrader is the film critic-turned-screenwriter and filmmaker-the same genus who wrote Scorsese’s… Read More ›

Kate

Netflix’s 24 Hours to Live thriller misfires. The set-up for “Kate” sounds flimsy. Mary Elizabeth Winstead plays an assassin, who gets poisoned and has 24 hours to live, which should give her enough time to find her killer before she… Read More ›

Queenpins

Nothing worse than an expired coupon Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” was my Number 1 choice as the Best Film of 2013 and my Number 2 choice of the Best of the Decade, because it knew about greed,… Read More ›

Cinderella

Smart women and show-stopping songs make this updated version of the classic story fun. Yeah, yeah, we all know the story. Ella is treated like the maid by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters, who call her Cinderella. Her fairy godmother… Read More ›

No Man of God

What went on with Ted Bundy before his execution. The story of Ted Bundy is an infamous one, regarding him as a serial killer, who kidnapped, raped, and murdered young women in the 1970s. Zac Efron portrayed him quite well… Read More ›

Cryptozoo

Dash Shaw’s jungle of drawings and colors is worth visiting. “Cryptozoo” is a different kind of independent feature, because it features writer/director Dash Shaw’s animation technique, that combines hand drawings, other kinds of animation, and Photoshop. His first feature was… Read More ›

Sweet Girl

The father-daughter relationship sucks, and so does the movie. Jason Momoa has earned more attention because of his commitment as Aquaman in the recent DC Universe. It’d be a shame for me to like his Aquaman movies, including the director’s… Read More ›

The Protege

It has stars, guns, fights, and drinks, but where’s the story? Maggie Q plays a contract killer so professional, that when she turns on the fire sprinklers, she leaves a piece of electrical wire in the flood to shock gunmen…. Read More ›

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