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Tag: Honesty

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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Pulling Strings

Pulling Strings

By on Oct 03 2013 in Titles

A fun option for anyone inclined to see it in the first place (for whatever reason), and mandatory for any RomCom fan.

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Blue Jasmine

Blue Jasmine

By on Sep 15 2013 in Titles

Narcissistic Personality Disorder gets its comeuppance.

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Identity Thief

Identity Thief

By on Feb 08 2013 in Titles

Identity Thief, then Midnight Run, then The In-Laws (original version). Your immune system’ll thank you for it. Guaranteed.

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Promised Land

Promised Land

By on Jan 04 2013 in Titles

Beautifully constructed, crisp, surprising, challenging, thoughtful, and funny. Score.

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Smashed

Smashed

By on Nov 02 2012 in Titles

Perhaps slightly improbable on the finer points, but authentic and frank, and the stellar performances of Winstead and Paul cover any flaws.

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Arbitrage

Arbitrage

By on Sep 14 2012 in Titles

Gere is at the top of his game, we’re back in the rarefied air of An Officer and a Gentlemen, Pretty Woman, and Unfaithful.

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Margin Call

Margin Call

By on Oct 21 2011 in Titles

A probable-enough depiction of what went down all over Wall Street. Truly chilling on several levels.

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Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo

By on Jul 03 2011 in Titles

The story is painfully clichéd if you’re over 30, but reasonably insightful if you’re 16, and it puts forth many fine qualities we’d hope our youth would adopt.

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Something Borrowed

Something Borrowed

By on May 07 2011 in Titles

Those topical post tags ~ Comedy, etc.? Insert (Not.) behind them all. Except for Personality Disorders…

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