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Film Review: Prisoners (2013)

When early Telluride Film Festival reactions hit the web, Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners (2012) was frequently compared to David Fincher’s opus Zodiac (2007).  Like Zodiac, Prisoners is about an obsessive search for a criminal.  Like Zodiac, Prisoners stars Jake Gyllenhaal as one of its obsessive investigators […]

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Blu-Ray Review: THE DRIVER

  Walter Hill’s The Driver (1978) is the spiritual predecessor to Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive (2011).  Both are minimalist neo-noir thrillers about unnamed anti-heroes who are solely defined by their professions as getaway drivers.  Both use their stripped down […]

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DVD Review: Wife Wanted

  When Warner Archive sent out the e-mail outlining their latest batch of releases, all it took was “Kay Francis” and “noir” to push me to request the c-level Monogram Pictures release Wife Wanted (1946).  Francis, the […]