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Quote Review: Wanderlust (2012)

“I think you’re making everybody uncomfortable.”

Another comedy that wants to be edgy and uproariously belligerent in its laughs, all the while providing some sort of a dramatic insight.  Sadly, it’s tired overkill that, minor chuckles aside, only pushes buttons that have been pressed too many times already (and with better results).

 
 

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Quote Review: The Devil’s Advocate (1997)

“Behold I send you out as sheep amidst the wolves.”

Part lawyer movie and part character study, The Devil’s Advocate is quick to let you know just what direction it’ll head but will keep you guessing what specifically will play out.  It’s also a fine piece to showcase the talent of its three key players.

 
 

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Quote Review: After Hours (1985)

“I want to live.”

Just when you thought your night was hectic and bizarre; Scorsese doesn’t let up on this awkward comedy that’s relatively consistent, but does begin to stretch its limits in the last act. Even so, you’ll have a tough time not sympathizing with Griffin Dunne and enjoying the dark, twisted humor put on display. Definitely worth checking out, especially if you’re a Scorsese fan who’s yet to see it.

 
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Posted by on April 17, 2012 in Film, Film Review, Movie Review, Movies

 

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Quote Review: It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010)

“I can tell this is just the beginning.”

The entire cast have terrific chemistry and manage to pull you in so well that any of the film’s problems become discernible.   From the heart-felt drama to the charming and occasionally silly comedy, it’s hard for just about anyone to not enjoy It’s Kind of a Funny Story, regardless of whether it speaks personally to the viewer or not.

 
 

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Quote Review: The Docks of New York

“Are you goin’ to let me have a good time in my own quiet way, or must I take this place apart?”

For a silent black and white film, The Docks of New York is surprisingly effective at creating a series of similar shots that are every bit as drab and gritty as they are fascinating. At the very least, it’s interesting to look back on one of the earlier works of film and see said style handled well even by today’s standards.

 
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Posted by on March 27, 2012 in Film Review, Movie Review

 

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