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Our Man In “Beirut”—A Feature Film Review

Beyond the Marvel Studios and DC Films superhero and raunchy animation and comedic franchise film universe that appears to be more constructed and comforting to adults than children, liberal Hollywood still finds time to slot in genre dramatic films that seem more inspired by conscience and adventure than financial gain. 1,215 more words

2018 Film

'Beirut' is an audacious thriller with a star-making performance from Jon Hamm

Mason Skiles (Jon Hamm) embraces the gutter. A former United States diplomat who suffered tragedy in the Middle East many years ago and abandoned everything that made him whole, Skiles spends the better part of his days drinking himself into a stupor with no care in the world for whether the night is old or young. 805 more words

Movie Reviews


David Fincher tackles a “Marriage made in Hell” in this Hot-Button take on Gillian Flynn’s Bestselling Thriller and Comes out on Top!!

Director : David Fincher… 875 more words


The Art Schmart of the Deal Schmeal - Beirut

When I first saw a trailer for Jon Hamm’s latest outing, Beirut, I was interested. I wasn’t necessarily drawn in by the proposed story of a hostage negotiation, but Lebanese history is something I find somewhat fascinating, as my biological father was stationed there the day I was born in August 1982, two months after the main action of the film. 1,002 more words


CONTEST: Enter to Win HOSTILES on Blu-ray

Courtesy of Elevation Pictures, we’re giving away a copy of HOSTILES on blu-ray!
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'HOSTILES' (2018) Movie Review - They Just Don't Make Them Like They Used To

Hostiles is a Western Drama/Adventure following Joe Blocker (Christian Bale), an army captain who reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief ( 741 more words


The Heart of the Matter in Beirut

There’s a great scene in Brad Anderson’s latest film, Beirut, where a former party-diplomat turned washed-up labor contract negotiator Mason Skiles (a frazzled-yet-still-dapper-perfect Jon Hamm) settles into his Beirut highrise hotel after returning to the city for the first time in a decade and after finding it a hostile, gunshots-outside-of-the-airport-and-checkpoint-riddled mess, pours himself a drink and walks to the window to take in the bitter, shattered view of a stooping, bombed-out skyline.  409 more words