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The Two Faces of January

The coffee is cold and the beer is warm as Rydal states. It’s been, I believe, said as a riddle, for one can pick up the definition behind it as the film reaches its conclusion. The characters only travel here downhill, and one of them is purposely involved in a situation that its outcome to…

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The Killing (1956)

What is it about Stanley Kubrick’s third feature film, The Killing? – Is it the suitcase; George’s wife, Sherry; the crime itself or that damn dog in the end? Released in 1956, a heist film, that still stands tall; The Killing is written by Kubrick and Jim Thompson and based on the novel Clean Break…

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Locke

Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy) doesn’t like to be asked questions. Writer/director Steven Knight’s central character first we see in the beginning stands near his car, a BMW, which is pretty much a character itself. Locke gets in and drives off. The man from here makes a series of phone calls to his co-workers and his…

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The Immigrant

Last month at a small theater here in Silicon Valley, I got the opportunity to watch The Immigrant, a film by James Gray starring Joaquin Phoenix, Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Renner. I avoid going to the movies during the day. In my opinion, films should be viewed, especially when you’re heading to a theater in…