‘Live By Night’ Film Review

Grade: C-

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As Batman in ‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ and Christian Wolff in ‘The Accountant’, Ben Affleck has had a pretty good 2016; although, he hasn’t directed a film since ‘Argo’, which was a very funny and thrilling piece of work that earned 3 Oscars, including Best Picture (but no director nod for Affleck). Here, he has to balance both being behind and in front of the camera; the result is a rushed, squeezed-in gangster flick about adultery, the prohibition-era, and a bit of soul-searching. As a director, Affleck has it covered. The action scenes in this movie are well-handled as well as its costume design and beautiful cinematography. But that’s all ‘Live By Night’ has going for it.

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‘The Neon Demon’ Film Review.

Grade: B+

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Elle Fanning is starting to shine in a lead role where she plays a young model who is trying to make it big in the flashy world of modeling where jealousy starts to take hold, and things start happening to the point where I felt as if I was watching an episode of ‘Tales From the Crypt’. The ending will shock you to the point where you’re not sure how to feel or what you’ve just watched, but it’s really hard not to admire the beauty that shows throughout this film.

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