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Nichols is in full control of the emotional beats, the raising of the stakes, and the deepening investment by the audience.

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The Two Faces of January brings three solid performances together to help a decent script turn into an hour and a half of quite entertaining film.

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Hey-o! A late post for the podcast this week. Sorry about that. This week, Trey talks The Host, while Trevan and Eric talk G.I. Joe: Retaliation and The Gatekeepers. Lastly, Eric takes on On The Road on his own.

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When it is at its best, the film finds the perfect symbiotic balance between Kerouac’s prose and the solemn beauty of the open road, where the adventures of a young dreamer plant the seeds of not only one man’s future, but an entire generation of literary hopefuls.

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Two very funny comedies with their share of darkness and razor-sharp insight into adult relationships are now out on Blu-ray.

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It’s consistently funny, but it’s also shame that Bachelorette lets most of its characters off the hook too easily, especially after being such a tough-minded film at the opening.

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The best performance in the film comes from Kirsten Dunst, who uses the leftover existential dread from her brilliant role in Melancholia to her advantage here in her portrayal of Regan, the closest thing the film has to a protagonist.

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In ‘Melancholia,’ Lars von Trier has created a deeply personal examination of the the extremes of depression. Is the end of the world real or metaphorical? Is the science behind it sound? These questions are ultimately irrelevant, as the movie forces the viewer to deal with fear on a personal level as well. This isn’t a film about the “global” end of the world. It’s a film about what the end of the world inside one person feels like.

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Although the film is based on the real events surrounding the life of Robert Durst, the main problem with the screenplay by Marcus Hinchey and Marc Smerling is how ridiculous the events appear when recreated on film. What starts as a love story and tense drama about a troubled son of a real estate broker [...]

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