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Wickedly satirical, darkly humorous and featuring an outstanding performance from Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler takes advantage of that old saying, "If it bleeds, it leads".
The Austin Film Festival mystery screening was revealed to be Standby, starring Brian Gleeson and Jessica Paré, which is one of the most basic rom-coms I have seen in some time.
Anton Corbijn is now three-for-three, delivering a classic, European style, cinematic slow burn spy thriller with A Most Wanted Man, building to a gripping climax.
Tommy Lee Jones's The Homesman attempts to tell a traditional Western story with a strong woman at its center, but it ends up saying some rather problematic things in terms of gender politics.
Citizenfour is a real life procedural thriller and one many more should see than probably will, pulling aside the curtain and giving new weight to the story of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Liv Ullmann's Miss Julie sports three terrific performances from Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell, and Samantha Morton, but is weighed down by a source material that hangs on to too many old fashioned morals.
Barry Levinson's latest film, starring Al Pacino and Greta Gerwig, is occasionally funny, but it wants to be a commentary on so many different things but never ends up saying anything interesting.
The debut feature of Christopher Thomas about a wounded soldier returning home has individual moments that will sit with you, thanks to its two leads, but gets far too manipulative in its postproduction.
Richard LaGravenese's The Last 5 Years, starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan, perfectly captures Jason Robert Brown's beautiful off-Broadway musical by letting the score drive the story and showcasing two terrific performances, both as actors and singers.
Listen Up Philip is filled with strong performances, great female characters, and features a beautiful jazz score, but the repugnance of its main character and a lack of direction make it difficult to truly like.