WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN (SMITH)

Clerks

“All the academic discussions of Star Wars and pornography, the non-stop masturbation jokes — Clerks was the closest thing I’d ever seen to my own life in a movie. Hell, not only did I work in a video store, I worked in a video store where Kevin Smith bought LaserDiscs. Watching that movie at the Angelika felt like somebody farted in church.” – Movie Mezzanine, 09/19/2014

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A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES

A Walk Among The Tombstones

“Cinematographer Mihai Malaimare Jr. shoots the city as a gorgeous ruin, favoring sparse wide shots with heavy negative space bearing down on these isolated characters. There’s a doomy grandiosity befitting the title, and when violence inevitably occurs it is something not to be cheered, but mourned.” – North Shore Movies, 09/19/2014

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ATLAS SHRUGGED: WHO IS JOHN GALT?

Atlas Shrugged 3 - 2

“The most beautiful irony is that Altas Shrugged’s previous two installments proved so financially calamitous, Aligaro and his co-producers financed this one with the help of a Kickstarter campaign. Hard not to wonder what Ayn Rand would have thought about her precious bootstrap self-sufficiency manifesto being funded by begging for handouts.” – Movie Mezzanine, 09/16/2014

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THE DROP

The Drop

THE DROP  * * 1 / 2

Starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Matthias Schoenaerts, John Ortiz and James Gandolfini. Screenplay by Dennis Lehane. Directed by Michael R. Roskam.

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THE SKELETON TWINS

The Skeleton Twins

“After seven years in the crucible of Studio 8H, Hader and Wiig effortlessly slip into a rapport that suggests a lifetime of shared experiences. Speaking a secret family language of private jokes and subtle, offhand acknowledgements, they know each other better than anybody else – which means they also know how to hurt each other worse than anyone else.” – Movie Mezzanine, 09/11/2014

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