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The Monocle – “Side Effects”

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh Written by: Scott Z. Burns Released: February 8th, 2013 Theatre watched at: AMC Century City, Los Angeles   I’m a huge Steven Soderbergh fan. You could never guess the unbelievably saddening amount of times I’ve watched Ocean’s Eleven with repeated watches in one sitting for pure pleasure–it is still one of […]

The Monocle – “Django Unchained”

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino Written by: Quentin Tarantino Released: December 25th, 2012 Theatre watched at: Downtown Disney AMC, Anaheim   Welcome back from a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years my Deer friends! I got some fantastic gifts this past Christmas; oversized clothes, a flash for my camera, and an all but necessary Apple […]

The Monocle – “Zero Dark Thirty”

Directed by: Katheryn Bigelow Written by: Mark Boal Released: December 19th, 2012 Theatre watched at: AMC Century City, Los Angeles   Ladies and gentlemen, it has been another hell of a year at the movies. Statistically speaking most of the movies released this year either sucked or were panned like a fried egg, but a handful still […]

The Monocle – “Killing Them Softly”

Directed by: Andrew Dominik Written by: Andrew Dominik Released: November 30th, 2012 Theatre watched at: AMC Century 15, Los Angeles   There are times when you watch a trailer for a movie and go “Holy sh*t, that looks amazing–I’m watching that opening day.” You watch it, it sucks, and then all you can think about […]

The Monocle – “Life of Pi”

Directed by: Ang Lee Written by: David Magee Released: November 21st, 2012 Theatre watched at: AMC Universal Citywalk, Los Angeles   If there is a single defining word to describe Ang Lee’s choices in the films that he makes it is “diverse.” Sense and Sensibility (1995)-a British period drama focusing on possessions and love. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)-a […]

The Monocle – “Cloud Atlas”

Directed by: Andy Wachowski & Lana Wachowski & Tom Tykwer Written by: Andy Wachowski & Lana Wachowski & Tom Tykwer Released: October 26th, 2012 Theatre watched at: The Landmark, Los Angeles   You thought writing one story was hard? Try six. British author David Mitchell wrote a book published in 2004 titled Cloud Atlas. This poetically […]

The Monocle – “Looper”

Directed by: Rian Johnson Written by: Rian Johnson Released: September 28th, 2012 Theatre watched at: Universal AMC, Universal City What if I told you that the sentence I am typing right this second means much, much, more than the sum of its parts, that an endless amount of new and separate spaces of time are […]

The Monocle – “The Master”

Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson Written by: Paul Thomas Anderson Released: September 14th, 2012 Theatre watched at: Arclight Cinemas- DOME, Hollywood   Paul Thomas Anderson > Christopher Nolan. Christopher Nolan > Paul Thomas Anderson. Yeah, that seriously was a frequent argument I ran into in the comments section when viewing the trailer for this movie […]