Not every film lives up to the hype. Many times, I have sat watching a movie feeling let down; it never capturing the media buzz it’s receiving. Thankfully, American Hustle is nothing of this kind. It’s exceptionally acted and the plot is compelling making it a sheer joy to watch. American Hustle begins with a terrific scene where Irving Rosenfeld, played superbly by Christian Bale who looks more like a Dark Knight whose

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Two couples’ worst nightmare comes true in director Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners. Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate family, not rip two apart, but that is exactly what we witness in this harrowing drama. Prisoners begins on a dreary fall day, with two neighborhood families having dinner. But before the turkey is served, the youngest daughters of the Dover and Birch families are abducted in a beaten down RV. Panic sets into the families as

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Orphan Black is starting to get goooood. I’m always surprised that science fiction doesn’t get more attention for its fascinating explorations of faith and science. While some of these forays are ultimately disappointing, others can be incredibly arresting in a way that other genres really cannot, being limited by reality. Battlestar Galactica, for example, was one of the most interesting studies of faith that I’ve ever seen, dealing with an actual divine

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I’ve said before in my reviews of Hannibal that Hannibal himself is by far the most interesting character in the show, but after watching “Trou Normand” it’s safe for me to say that the rest of the cast is falling into place nicely around him in their own compelling ways. After two Hannibal-centric episodes, the focus of “Trou Normand” shifts instead towards Will’s psychological decline and a welcome and revealing

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