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Richard Truncellito
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Review: Joy
Genre: Drama (Biopic) Mr. Russell, like a host throwing an at best tepid New Year's party, seems to think that a cool soundtrack is a sufficient mask for a flimsy mood, that no one will notice and everyone in attendance will still have a good time — at leas...

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Review: Jurassic World
Genre: Action A good film must always start with a smart screenplay, for the screenplay establishes the backbone onto which all the appendages of filmcraft are later embodied. Jurassic World , the fourth (for those counting) installment in the Jurassic film...

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The SpyGlasses Full: Official Winners (2014)
The following are my official winners for the year in film 2014: Best Film The Grand Budapest Hotel Mr. Turner Song of the Sea Whiplash Under the Skin Best Director Wes Anderson , The Grand Budapest Hotel Damien Chazelle , Whiplash Jonathan Glazer , Under t...

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The SpyGlasses Full: Official Nominations (2014)
The following are my official nominations for the year in film 2014. As expected, I have not had the chance to see every film that ought to be considered in contention this year, so certain films such as American Sniper , Fury , Two Days, One Night , Gloria...

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Review: Into the Woods
I wish to have the curse reversed; remove from this piece the blight of one Robert Marshall, muddier of waters, sallower of songs, and extinguisher of comedies. Into the Woods , Mr. Sondheim's most fecund piece, was not meanly adapted for the screen, but in...

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Review: Whiplash
Genre: Drama What a thrill to see J.K. Simmons be given the length to stride full-swing in this his most recent feature, a new piece by new director, Damien Chazelle. Whiplash works off the model most popularized by last decade's Summer box office hit The D...

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Review: The Theory of Everything
Genre: Drama (Biopic) It's not often that I see a promising film about a brilliantly interesting person become a weak treatise on a social issue still ahead of its time. For this — and almost only this — character, The Theory of Everything , the new film by...

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Review: Under the Skin
Genre: Drama (Thriller) Jonathan Glazer pierces the veil and infuses possibility into black in his new film, the hauntingly emotive Under the Skin , featuring established ingenue Scarlett Johansson as protagonist succubus, charged with sexual and coquettish...
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