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So far Jack Gattanella has created 99 blog entries.

Dog Eat Dog

A fleabag of a crime movie and pure, unadulterated, hard-R-don’t-give-a-damn Paul Schrader.

By |November 13th, 2016|Book adaptation, Crime|0 Comments

Into the Inferno

You can use the word awesome to describe this movie and literally mean it.

By |October 27th, 2016|DVD/Streaming/On Demand, Environmental|0 Comments

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World

Some ecstatic and very dark truths about the Internet and technology from Werner Herzog.

By |August 18th, 2016|Documentary|1 Comment

Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny

The little cool filmmaker who could.

By |August 5th, 2016|Arts, Film History|0 Comments

Midnight Special

Who really is Alton (who can shoot beams of light from his eyes) and why are so many people looking for him?

By |April 9th, 2016|American|0 Comments

Everybody Wants Some!!

The entire tone of Richard Linklater's new, low-key film is infectious in a positive, sweet way. The characters are fun, vibrant, a little wild, and off-kilter, lacking in a cynicism often found in college comedies.

By |April 4th, 2016|Comedy, Top Picks|0 Comments

Knight of Cups

There are funny and heavily satirical moments of Hollywood excess and ennui. Think Stardust Memories with Bret Easton Ellis’s acid view of Hollywood. If some passages fly over viewers’ heads, there is still the breathtaking cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.

By |March 17th, 2016|American|1 Comment

Triple 9

The rough and intense Triple 9 goes to the limit of what we’ve seen of corrupt cops in movies, and with a near-perfect cast: Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, and Aaron Paul. In other words, it’s another button pushing, balls-to-the-wall John Hillcoat movie.

By |February 25th, 2016|Crime, Thriller|0 Comments

Hail, Caesar!

Hail, Caesar! is a big, luscious, gorgeous ode to the Golden Age of Hollywood—a certain kind of Hollywood, at any rate. It’s a work that is great and minor at the same time. It has a passable central plot while everything else around it, all of the moving parts, is wonderful and hysterically funny and often […]

By |February 22nd, 2016|Comedy, Film History, Satire|0 Comments