Posts Tagged ‘detective’
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MOVIE REVIEWS
 
Robert De Niro stars as master thief Neil McCauley in Michael Mann's landmark 1995 crime drama "Heat."

Class of 1995: ‘Heat’

Often emulated but never equaled, "Heat" isn't just a terrific crime epic. Its elegant, exciting examination of existential entropy elevates it to GOAT status.
Joaquin Phoenix stars as Doc Sportello and Josh Brolin stars as Detective Christian F. "Bigfoot" Bjornsen in "Inherent Vice," a 2014 Warner Brothers release adapted from Thomas Pynchon's novel and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.

Inherent Vice

Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson's witty, wise and ambitious film falls just shy of stoned immaculate, but comes awfully, and entertainingly, close.

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Although it runs over a few cobblestone potholes, this 'Game' is afoot and affecting thanks to rougher narrative choices and taking crucial chances that pay off.
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Bored to Death Season One

Titles like this makes it too easy for critics.

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Heroes of the Zeroes: Pride & Glory

"Pride & Glory" — which found plenty of meat in the gristly bad-cop genre — continues Nick Rogers' look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.
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Heroes of the Zeroes: The Pledge

"The Pledge" — Sean Penn's brutal, draining 2001 whodunit — continues Nick Rogers' look at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.

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Heroes of the Zeroes: Memento

"Memento" — an eminently re-watchable movie about a man with no memory — continues Nick Rogers' look at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.
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Heroes of the Zeroes: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

"Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" — a zippy modern-noir action-comedy — continues Nick Rogers' daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.

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Heroes of the Zeroes: Inside Man

"Inside Man" — an intelligent, invigoratingly airtight caper — continues Nick Rogers' look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.
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Heroes of the Zeroes: Gone, Baby, Gone

"Gone Baby Gone" — Ben Affleck's violent, arrow-pierced valentine to Boston — continues Nick Rogers' daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.

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Sherlock Holmes

The other Christmas blockbuster couldn't hope to keep up with that "Dances with Smurfs" movie, but "Holmes" holds its own as a throwaway good time.
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Heroes of the Zeroes: Brick

"Brick" — Rian Johnson's slang-heavy noir potboiler — continues Nick Rogers' look at the best films of 2000-2009.