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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…

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Authenticity of ‘Enemy’

Alright… so, Enemy, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, is a Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) directed picture from the script by Javier Gullon, which is based on the novel, The Double, by Jose Saramago. I haven’t yet read the novel, but as soon as I get my hands on it, and most importantly when I find the time, I’ll…