Stronger review — Jake Gyllenhaal shines in this bold and uplifting drama

Subverting genre tropes, Stronger is a humanist story about triumph over adversity with stellar performances by Jake Gyllenhaal and Tatiana Maslany. Jeff Bauman's story feels like one that Hollywood would consume into its "based on a true story" formula and spit out an emotionally manipulative story of triumph over adversity. Stronger is not one of those movies. That's because…
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2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Actor

Best Actor has quickly become one of the hardest categories to predict at the Oscars with several contenders and no clear frontrunner. Though, it looks like Timothée Chalamet or Gary Oldman could rise to the top. If there’s a category without a frontrunner, it’s Best Actor. Early in the season, Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) seemed…
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Demolition Movie Review — Jake Gyllenhaal shines in a dull movie

Demolition is an uneven, at best, arthouse film on grief that is all but saved by a strong Jake Gyllenhaal performance. I think it's safe to call this the "emotionally disturbed" era of Jake Gyllenhaal's career. Following career best performances in Enemy, Nightcrawler, and Prisoners, Gyllenhaal returns with yet another fantastic performance in Jean-Marc Vallee's Demolition. This time, he plays…
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Best Thrillers of the Decade

From psychological to political, here are some of our favorite thrillers from the decade so far! I think the reason the genre of thriller is hard to nail is because the genre itself is so broad. Where does the genre of thriller end and horror begin? Are all action movies thrillers, but not all thrillers…
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