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The 10 Best Films of 2015. And Where To Find Them.

By at January 23, 2016 | 11:43 am | 1 Comments

The 10 Best Films of 2015. And Where To Find Them.

Like every film critic, I had wonderful intentions of having my annual best-of feature ready to go by the first day of 2016. But hey, if intentions were actions, this would have been ready three weeks ago. Better late than never, but my personal Top Ten of 2015 now has some fortuitous timing with a notable groupthink about the best films of the year, namely the more...

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The Wizards of Wall Street: THE BIG SHORT Film Review

By at December 25, 2015 | 4:01 pm | 2 Comments

The Wizards of Wall Street: THE BIG SHORT Film Review

4.5 / 5 stars If you don’t think hard-hitting humor is appropriate for global economic disaster, consider The Big Short. According to the film, based on Michael Lewis’s book, the 2008 housing crisis / banking debacle was caused by such a powerful vortex of morons and cheats, you just have to laugh. Or scream. So the offbeat and exceptional choice of Adam McKay more...

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Disney Developing COACH from MONEYBALL Author Michael Lewis

By at February 16, 2012 | 11:29 pm | 1 Comments

Disney Developing COACH from MONEYBALL Author Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis, author of The Blind Side and Moneyball, is about to enjoy a fifth feature film adaptation of one of his books. Tonight, Disney announced that a movie is coming for Lewis' Coach: Lessons on the Game of Life, a quick novel about the effect one prep school coach had on the writer. Lewis will write the screenplay, with Gil Netter (The Blind Side) producing. more...

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