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Movie Review: Nocturnal Animals

Haunted characters inevitably return to the scene of the crime, and in Tom Ford’s stunningly realized neo-noir Nocturnal Animals (B+), its principals traverse a tragic, twisty journey to discover the inescapable character traits vexing them through adult life. Ford photographs

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Posted in 2016, Rent It Tonight

Movie Review: Maps to the Stars

Films such as Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard, Altman’s The Player and Lynch’s Mulholland Drive are some of the most definitive movies in the “gritty inside Hollywood” canon; and really, the always interesting David Cronenberg’s latest work, Maps to the Stars (B-),

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Posted in 2014, Rent It Tonight

Movie Review: Nightcrawler

Equal parts drama, thriller and dark comedy, Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler (A) is a spectacular indictment of bloodthirsty mass media. A loner played by Jake Gyllenhaal exploits the “if it bleeds, it leads” culture of TV news to become a stringer

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Posted in 2014, Rent It Tonight

Movie Review: Mulholland Drive

Brace yourself for David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive (B+), a wild ride into the illusions of Hollywood where nothing is what it seems; or if it is, it won’t be for long. Naomi Watts is wonderful as a classic Lynch protagonist

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Posted in 2001

Movie Review: L.A. Confidential

Curtis Hanson’s L.A. Confidential (A+) is a superb detective caper introducing American audiences to a trio of magnificent performers — Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce and Kevin Spacey — as Hollywood cops circa 1953. The myth and illusion of Tinseltown versus

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Posted in 1997, Rent It Tonight

Movie Review: Lost Highway

David Lynch’s Lost Highway (C-) is a film noir with Bill Pullman and Patricia Arquette that loses its way with some plotting hokum about characters that possibly move out of each other’s souls. It’s a jarring, disconnecting ride that starts

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Posted in 1997

Guest Movie Review: Touch of Evil: Reconstructed Version

By Eli Sanchez Guest Contributor Silver Screen Capture Orson’s Welles’ 1958 film noir masterpiece Touch of Evil (A-) tells the story of a demented small border town sheriff Hank Quinlan (Welles) who has amassed quite a record of arrests which

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Posted in 1958, Eli Sanchez

Guest Movie Review: The Killers (1946)

By Eli Sanchez Guest Contributor Silver Screen Capture SaveRobert Siodmak’s The Killers (A) is a film noir based on an Ernest Hemingway short story and stars newcomer Burt Lancaster as boxer The Swede being gunned down in his small studio

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Posted in 1946, Eli Sanchez

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