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The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street

By on Dec 25 2013 in Titles

Goodfellas meets Boiler Room on steroids; or as a fellow screener put it, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas meets Wall Street.

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

By on Nov 22 2013 in Titles

It’s vivid, it’s visceral, and once it kicks into fifth gear, it stays there.

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Man of Tai Chi

Man of Tai Chi

By on Nov 01 2013 in Titles

Who knew that the entire time Reeves was filming the Matrix trilogy, he was studying in the temple of Wachowski, and awaiting the script that would prove the skill?

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12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave

By on Oct 25 2013 in Titles

Let the nomination rollout commence. And Steve McQueen claims his name.

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Carrie (2013)

Carrie (2013)

By on Oct 18 2013 in Titles

Seamlessly updated for current times and tech, and Moore and Moretz were *perfect*, both alone and together.

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Prisoners

Prisoners

By on Sep 20 2013 in Titles

star Qualifying Roles for Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, and Melissa Leo. | Engrossing and morally complex, emotionally grueling but merciful, and puts Gyllenhaal and Dano on the Contenders list.

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The East

The East

By on Jun 13 2013 in Titles

Brit Marling adds another winner to her cool, introspective, challenging, and deeply compassionate repertoire.

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The Purge

The Purge

By on Jun 07 2013 in Titles

The Purge is taking a beating. But I really liked it, and here’s why.

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

By on Dec 14 2012 in Titles

Scrumptiously harrowing and all we could expect and hope for. Peter Jackson and company are back, and the tradition begins again…

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Rise of the Guardians

Rise of the Guardians

By on Nov 21 2012 in Titles

Boasts imagination run rampant and spectacular technical accomplishment (hello, springtime).

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