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Let me start by saying that I enjoyed this film. However, while it has all the trimmings of Neo-Noir, it really betrays the genre in a few critical ways. 622 more words


My Favorite Movies of 2016 - Part 1: "The Nice Guys"

Content warning for a racial slur and commentary about sexual assault jokes.

Now THIS is how you do, “politically incorrect”.

“The Nice Guys” is the kind of movie that digs into the reprehensible (or at least the offensive) and finds levity and humanity within it all, using a mystery story set in the late 1970s to do so. 1,037 more words


Cinderella Man Review

I am not half as strong as you are…..‘ These words uttered by Mae Braddock seem more funny to me towards the climax than Paul Giamatti’s acid wit, for its irony. 994 more words


The Nice Guys: A Review

Day 44. 161 pages, 58,131 words.

It just occurred to me that I have no standardised and consistent title format for movie and book reviews. This seemed to be a more or less commonly-used format so I’ll stick with it. 343 more words

Hatboy's Movie Extravaganza

Her Word Against His:  How the Azealia Banks’ Past is Being Used Against Her

When I initially heard about Azealia Banks/Russel Crowe controversy on Facebook, the thought that popped in my head was What the fuck did she do now? 829 more words

"The Nice Guys" charm their way to simple victory.

In a summer where most blockbusters promised so much but delivered so little, it’s refreshing to see a film that mostly fell under the radar in terms of marketing and instead relied on the performance of it’s actors to self-promote the strength and capabilities on display in Shane Black’s 1970s buddy cop adventure. 513 more words