Fury: A Valiant Ride That's Short of Greatness

After Gone Girl, here is another hard-hitting flavor for audiences’ palate, in particular a combo of mud, smoke, blood and bullets of all sizes. By being visceral, Fury sates the need for a quality big-screen war film, but that alone can’t stop the tank from barreling into a few bumps.
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The Conversation: Coppola and the Role of Technology

Forty years after it came out, Francis Ford Coppola’s The Conversation remains a relevant classic. This taut thriller follows Harry Caul (played by the excellent Gene Hackman), a private surveillance expert who is hired to listen in on a young couple’s conversation. The job begins to trouble Harry, however, when...
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'Gotham' Episode 4 Recap: Arkham

This week Fox ordered a full season of Gotham, extending the season to 22 episodes. Fox’s vote of confidence isn’t surprising given that Gotham is the network’s star player this season. The dark underworld of Gotham city has many players, but the most influential character these first few episodes has...
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