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Patriots Day

Patriots Day

We are at war Directed by: Peter Berg Written by: Peter Berg, Matt Cook, Joshua Zetumer Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan, J.K. Simmons, Alex Wolff Swift shot: It’s a rare thing to watch almost an entire film with a large lump in your throat, but that was how I watched Patriots Day. With only brief moments of levity, Peter […]

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13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

“You can’t put a price on being able to live with yourself.” Directed by: Michael Bay Written by: Chuck Hogan, Mitchell Zuckoff Cast: John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, Pablo Schreiber, David Denman, Dominic Fumusa, Max Martini Swift shot: Michael Bay’s finest work, ever. This film was a balance of tension, international intrigue, gallows humor, and […]

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In the Heart of the Sea

Survival is its own horror Directed by: Ron Howard Written by: Charles Leavitt, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Brendan Gleeson, Tom Holland Swift shot: Why should anyone care about a 19th Century whaling ship whose final moments remain shrouded in deception? How can a story like that be relatable today? We […]

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Black Mass

Directed by: Scott Cooper Written by: Mark Mallouk & Jez Butterworth Cast: Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson Once upon a time there was a really fine actor who turned in some truly Oscar quality performances, but then, he got lost in ridiculous character roles where his true abilities were hidden under layers […]

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The Water Diviner

“I was supposed to guide them into manhood. I failed.” Directed by: Russell Crowe Written by: Andrew Knight, Andrew Anastasios Starring: Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko, Yilmaz Erdogan, Jai Courtney The H-Bomb: Four years after the Battle of Gallipoli, one of the bloodiest campaigns of World War I, an Australian father, Connor (Russell Crowe), arrives in […]

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