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AMERICAN HUSTLE: Don’t Put Metal in the Science Oven

American Hustle (2013) – Directed by David O. Russell – Starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner, Louis C.K., Michael Peña, Elisabeth Rohm, and Robert DeNiro. Ugh. AMERICAN HUSTLE is the most confounding movie I’ve seen in a very long time. I kinda actively hate the movie, while at the same…

MACHETE: Habla Inglés? Depends on the Question

Machete (2010) – Directed by Robert Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis – Starring Danny Trejo, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Jeff Fahey, Robert DeNiro, Cheech Marin, Lindsay Lohan, Steven Seagal, Electra Avellan, Elise Avellan, and Don Johnson. There is something undeniably pleasing about watching a movie that knows what it wants to be and goes ahead and…

JACKIE BROWN: Tarantino’s Quiet Masterpiece

Jackie Brown (1997) – Directed by Quentin Tarantino – Starring Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster, Michael Keaton, Bridget Fonda, Robert De Niro, and Chris Tucker. JACKIE BROWN is cinematic bourbon, a seductively slow burn punctuated by hard shots of action. It is likely Tarantino’s least revered film (with the possible exception of DEATH…