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Burn After Reading

No one loves idiots more. The Coen brothers delight in concocting tales about people who think they know more than they do, morons who stumble in and out of danger, often ending up prematurely erased. This pitch-dark comedy, while not on the top tier of their filmography, has some huge laugh-out-loud moments. Especially from Brad … Continue reading Burn After Reading

Predestination

Ready to melt your brain? This dizzy, never-boring time travel odyssey is so complex that to explain all its twists and turns would take a lot more than the 100 words this blog allows me. Like a lot, lot. Suffice it to say that if you enjoy seeing Ethan Hawke command the screen (and who … Continue reading Predestination

Cape Fear (1991)

It’s its own thing. Martin Scorsese’s remake of the early ’60s revenge thriller tells a familiar story, but puts a unique spin on events. Robert De Niro, ranting, raving, and having a grand old time, steps into Robert Mitchum’s shoes as a man deeply aggrieved at having spent a chunk of his life in jail. … Continue reading Cape Fear (1991)