• Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★½

    An average screenplay that rises above its flaws by a breathtaking performance by Jake Gyllenhaal. The movie drags in its first two acts, but I didn't mind as much as the time was used to delve deep into the demented persuasive character brought to the screen by Gyllenhaal and helped the intense 3rd act shine through. The directing seemed flawed at times and the soundtrack is mostly forgettable, but it's really Gyllenhaal's show as it's his interactions with Russo's character that helps make this must see.
    7/10
    My Take:Worth A View

  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    ★★★★★

    A gripping story told with great performances by the entire (but especially Keaton and Norton) and shot with great detail that it felt like it was shot in one take. The dialogue has a great feel to it (everyone felt like they were having fun interacting with each other), the low-key music is the perfect background and the concept plays out with just enough absurdity to set it apart from the other movies coming out this fall. Keaton definitely deserves an Oscar nom and I will definitely be snagging this on Blu-ray when it's released.
    Score:10/10
    My Take: Go See It.ASAP.

  • Horrible Bosses 2

    Horrible Bosses 2

    ★★

    An unneeded sequel that fails to live up to the original, Horrible Bosses 2 suffers from a poorly paced script, jokes that fail to connect with the audience and a finale that feels underwhelming. The chemistry between Bateman, Day and Sudeikis carries over well from the first film, but they often feel like over-exaggerated versions of the characters with Day's character in particular being hard to deal with. The returning costars(Aniston, Foxx, Spacey) give great performances with the minimal screen…