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4 yaps

Class of 1983: “Scarface”

A dishonest character choice sets “Scarface” back, but it’s still a bleakly funny, compulsively watchable template for the criminal deconstruction of the American Dream. Continue reading

3 yaps

Savages

A modern day “Romeo & Juliet” tale as told by Oliver Stone, “Savages” is every bit as violent as it is mediocre. Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: World Trade Center

“World Trade Center” — a spiritual film of human connections, not exploited tragedy — continues Nick Rogers’ daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009. Continue reading

Heroes of the Zeroes: W.

“W.” — in which Oliver Stone’s usually wicked satire turned toward subtle invective — continues Nick Rogers’ daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009. Continue reading

3 yaps

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Oliver Stone’s haphazard sequel reshuffles the deck, but relies on the same old cinematic card tricks. Continue reading

4.5 yaps

Wall Street (1987)

Oliver Stone’s indictment of ’80s excess still has plenty of bite, and sharp observation of the need for greed. Continue reading