True Detective – Season 2, Episode 8: “Omega Station” ends with beauty & tragedy

HBO’s True Detective Season 2, Episode 8: “Omega Station” Directed by John Crowley (Boy A; previously directed the episode “Other Lives” this season) Written by Nic Pizzolatto * For a review of the previous episode, “Black Maps and Motel Rooms” – click here DISCLAIMER: DO NOT READ THIS IF YOU’VE NOT SEEN IT – FILLEDContinue reading “True Detective – Season 2, Episode 8: “Omega Station” ends with beauty & tragedy”

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Prisoners: Guzikowski & Villeneuve Subvert the Usual Thriller

Prisoners. 2013. Dir. Denis Villeneuve. Written by Aaron Guzikowski. Starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Terrence Howard, Maria Bello, Melissa Leo, and Paul Dano. Warner Brothers Pictures. 14A. 153 minutes. Drama/Mystery/Thriller ★★★★★ (Movie) ★★★ (Blu ray release) Denis Villeneuve has been on my radar ever since I was first able to see Polytechnique; a greatContinue reading “Prisoners: Guzikowski & Villeneuve Subvert the Usual Thriller”

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Music Heals All in Metalhead

Málmhaus (English title: Metalhead). 2013. Directed & Written by Ragnar Bragason. Starring Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Thora Bjorg Helga, Sveinn Olafur Gunnarsson, and Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson. Unrated. 97 minutes. Drama ★★★★1/2 Hera, as a young girl on her family’s farm, witnesses her older brother Baldur die in a freak accident while riding a tractor. Later, as aContinue reading “Music Heals All in Metalhead”

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Nightcrawler & the Vulture-like News Media

Nightcrawler. 2014. Directed & Written by Dan Gilroy. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, and Riz Ahmed. Elevation Pictures. Rated 14A. 117 minutes. Crime/Thriller ★★★★★ Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler is a bit of an unusual film. First off, Gilroy has never directed a feature film, or anything else to my knowledge. His start came with screenwriting. TheContinue reading “Nightcrawler & the Vulture-like News Media”

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