Archive for October 27th, 2013

Movie Mayhem – The Counselor

Being able to identify the genre of a film is a lot like eating comfort food—it allows us a chance to find what fits our mood and know what we’re getting into before we sit down for a couple of hours with our buttery box of popcorn and sweets. When it’s not clear what you’re about to get, sometimes it can be uncomfortable and other times it can be plain dreary, especially when the film itself doesn’t even really know for sure. Is it a crime drama? A drug smuggling thriller? A snooze fest? Herein lies the main problem with Ridley Scott’s new film, The Counselor, which never answers that question with much authority, wanting to be all of those things (well, maybe not a snooze fest, but I digress) without a clear purpose. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More

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