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The Accountant
36 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Interesting plot line keeps the film moving briskly over its 2 hours plus. Affleck puts in a good performance as the autistic, brilliant, gun-toting accountant. But that's where it ends. As a fan of Anna Kendrick, it's a bit sad to have her just be a prop to veer the storyline in a certain direction. John Lithgow, another fave, also does little except collect a check. And as in most action flicks these days, the action is a flurry of edits to avoid having to choreograph actual fight scenes. Not a total time waster, but it could've been so much better.

Ace in the Hole (The Big Carnival)
51 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

It's an overlooked, rarely mentioned film, but it's probably Billy Wilder's best, and darkest, satire. Kirk Douglas is outstanding. And the movie is more relevant today than ever. Find it. Watch it.

Sully
Sully (2016)
2 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Clint Eastwood proves he still has it in making films. In a non-linear fashion he recounts the landing of a United plane on the Hudson River in 2009, making it compelling throughout. Tom Hanks shines as Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger. Only miss is 432 Park Avenue in the city skyline shots. That wasn't standing in 2009. But if that's the biggest miss, that says a lot :) Great film and will be an Oscar contender.

Hell or High Water
3 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

It could've been a straight cops and robbers story, but it isn't. In the vein of "No Country for Old Men" the film is an original take, with surprising twists on an old formula. Biting social commentary, politically incorrect, at times hilarious, at times tragic, it's a great piece of movie making. Jeff Bridges is extraordinary. This will be my film to root for during the Oscars, for best film, best writing and best actor.

The Shallows
The Shallows (2016)
5 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

That was a pleasant surprise. Blake Lively is excellent, soloing the film with a strong supporting role from Steven the Seagull. The backstory, as usual, is superfluous and the epilogue unnecessary but they don't detract too much from the generally tight script. Shark is a fine throwback to Bruce. The 90 minutes zips by. Enjoyed it a lot.