James Gandolfini’s Praiseworthy Final Bow: The Drop

Fans of The Sopranos and The Wire will discover much to appreciate in this fine suspense film. [Read more...]

Review: ‘The Drop’ (2014)

Set in a cold, dark Brooklyn, Michael Roskam’s gangster drama, The Drop, follows Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy), a lonely bartender of a “drop bar” used by a Chechen mobster to funnel money to local gangsters. When the bar is robbed of several thousand of the mob’s money, and Bob unwittingly gives an investigator more information [Read More...]

Review: Tom Hardy Sets His Own Standards in Riveting ‘Locke’

This film explores manhood in a way few do: The jaw-clenched man determined to do the right thing, the man set in his course who will not be swayed, the man who has taken his own measure and who cares only for that measure. [Read more...]

5 Reasons ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Will Win the Oscar, Even Though I Haven’t Seen it Yet

My last chance to spout uninformed speculation about TDKR, so I go big. [Read more...]


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