Wind River (****): In the battle between you and the world…

The fact that there is little mystery to the film shouldn't matter if character and feeling are what you are seeking. The reveal at the end is less of a surprise than the action of the climax. And in typical Sheridan fashion the climax is never the conclusion of the story. Time must be taken to recover. That is time where most people live in a world without mercy.

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The Accountant (****) is compelling though predictable

It's a potential franchise for the perpetually disenfranchised. It's Rain Man on steroids. It's not so good will hunting. It's a connection for all of us who thought we could never connect to someone of different ability, often referred to as being in an autism spectrum.

Sicario (****1/2): The depth of darkness

Villeneuve is one of the best directors alive. He his streak is 3 near-classics and counting. His sensibility is one of quiet observation. He allows the viewer to draw his own conclusions on what they are seeing, without pushing even subtly in any direction.

Fury (***1/2) Rolls over familiar ground

Fury - 2014 Written and Directed by David Ayer Starring Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, Jon Bernthal, Jason Isaacs, Scott Eastwood How to get a coward to fight late in the last days before VE Day? This is the question that Fury spends its time trying to answer. Pvt. Norman "Machine" Ellison (Lerman) is a young man with a "conscience" who … Continue reading Fury (***1/2) Rolls over familiar ground

Grudge Match is as tired as it seems

Grudge Match - 2013 Director Peter Segal Starring Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Kevin Hart, Alan Arkin, Kim Basinger, Jon Bernthal Screenplay Tim Kelleher, Rodney Rothman It's been so long since Stallone has been in a film that seemed unguarded of actor's egos, one has difficulty picturing him going through the editing process with each of the actors, saying, "Do you think … Continue reading Grudge Match is as tired as it seems