The American (2010) – A Cold Story Served Well Like Chilled Caviar

This is a cold movie. No, it's a FREEZING cold movie! (WARNING: some story spoilers ahead...) The main character is steel cold. It opens up with a literally cold snowy scene. The warmest human relationship is a one-night stand at an Italian ...
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Movie Review — Shutter Island (2010), a Psychological Thriller Masterpiece

A masterpiece by Martin Scorsese on the level of Taxi Driver and Goodfellas. The year is 1954. U.S. Marshal Edward "Teddy" Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio in his usual pedal-to-the-metal best) heads for the psychiatric-jail on Shutter Island to ...
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Movie Review — Intermission (2003), a “romantic thriller” that parodies itself

Intermission, director John Crowley’s first film, is supposed to be a film about “life is what happens in between” two major events; that is, an intermission. But the ending proves the reverse – that, no matter what happens during the intermission, ...
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I Could Care Less about the New Twilight Movie: New Moon

I've been reading a lot of chatter on Twitter over the past month about the 2nd Twilight movie: New Moon. Here's where I get real. Confession: I went to see the first Twilight movie with my wife at the theater. Having admitted that, I am compelled to ...
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Comic Book Fans Unite! The Watchmen Movie Coming Soon!

I knew what I was getting into before I married my husband. The piled up boxes of comic books in his room in college were my first clue. Right now there are about nine cardboard comic book crates in a closet in our house. And the thing that has ...
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