• Margin Call (65/31)

    by  • 1/31/2012 • film • 0 Comments

    MARGIN CALL – With Kevin Spacey managing a team of traders, MARGIN CALL feels something like a modern day retelling of GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS salesmen… There may be more blame laid on the top levels of the firm in MARGIN CALL, but the same smell of desperation is on all the characters – even the […]

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    Horrible Bosses (354/207)

    by  • 7/26/2011 • movies • 0 Comments

    HORRIBLE BOSSES (AMC) – There’s one thing about this film that I just can’t get past – employer sexual harassment isn’t funny. Sure, there are some well done jokes around the situation, but those seem to be accidental. Most of the jokes on that third of the trio of horrible bosses hinge on the point […]

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    See No Evil, Hear No Evil (315/180)

    by  • 6/29/2011 • movies • 0 Comments

    SEE NO EVIL, HEAR NO EVIL (Netflix) – Very much a film of the 80s with its overt sexism and racism. I think the Pryor comedies tried to comment on race issues, but they were mostly loaded down with stereotypes on both ends. I’d argue that THE TOY was much more successful as a comedy […]

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