Browsing all articles from September, 2014.

This Is Where I Leave You

This Is Where I Leave You 

* * Too clever by half and too broad to be genuinely funny, the contrived family dramedy This Is Where I Leave You favors situational contrivances over honest characters.  It’s the sign of a distinctly modern movie such as this that after winding us up with hijinks for the duration of its running time, it […]

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A Walk Among the Tombstones

A Walk Among the Tombstones 

* * * Someone is murdering the wives of New York drug dealers in the diabolical mystery A Walk Among the Tombstones, an appealingly low-key detective thriller featuring a top-of-his-game Liam Neeson as independent private detective Matthew Scudder, author Lawrence Block’s hardboiled crusader featured in 17 of his popular crime novels. It’s been nearly three […]

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