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Review: ‘Don Jon’

Review: ‘Don Jon’

Written & Directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Brie Larson & Tony Danza His values in life are simple: his body, his pad, his ride, his family, his church, his boys, his girls, and his porn. This is what initially defines Jon Martello Jr. (affectionately known as Don Jon and

Review: ‘A Single Shot’

Written by Matthew F. Jones Directed by David Rosenthal Starring Sam Rockwell, Kelly Reilly, Jason Isaacs & Joe Anderson The initial atmospheric dark blues and fog that open ‘A Single Shot‘ signify the impending pervasive mood of its West Virginian backwoods location. For a while, it’s just a man, his gun, and the flickering movement

‘The Informant’ – Who is Brandon Darby?

Who is Brandon Darby? That is the question director Jamie Meltzer seems preoccupied with in his latest documentary entitled ‘Informant‘, about a radical left-wing activist turned FBI informer, now right-wing tea party constituent. The answer of course varies with each person Meltzer interviews: former friends, mentors, and Darby himself, who opine about this transformation and

Review: ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’

Written & Directed by David Lowery Starring Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, Ben Foster, Nate Parker & Keith Carradine ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints‘, written and directed by David Lowery, takes patience and focus to sit through. A story that nestles into 1970s Texas about an outlaw and his wife, it does not thrive on kinetic imagery

Review: ‘Lovelace’

Biopics about celebrities: artists, musicians, and, in the case of ‘Lovelace‘, porn stars, can usually go in two directions. One usually nestles into a specific moment of its protagonist’s life, hoping to use its limited timeframe as a way to extrapolate and explain the eventual arc of a career. The other largely attempts a full

Review: ‘Only God Forgives’

Written & Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn Starring Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas & Vithaya Pansringarm Ryan Gosling has quickly mastered the art of the long, pensive gaze. What’s maybe more impressive (or to some discouraging), is that his stationary staring mug can be seen in one light as seductive, mysterious, and transformative, and in another, sulky,