Ruben Fleischer
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//Features

The Best 30 Films of 2009
7 Jan 2010 // 4:00 PM

In one of the rarest rating periods ever, several on the staff could successfully argue for any of the Top 30 choices as a potential number one. While not all classics, they remain the consistent cream of 2009's crop.

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'Gangster Squad' Casts a Pretty Sheen Upon a Shallow Story
21 Apr 2013 // 6:15 PM

Despite a star-studded cast and a seductive setting, Gangster Squad fades in the noirish-glow of '40s-era Los Angeles.

'Gangster Squad': Sean Penn's Putty Nose
11 Jan 2013 // 12:45 AM

Though Mickey Cohen never quite fulfills the lunatic vampiric promise of his first scene with a pair of gnarly coyotes, Sean Penn has the right idea here.

//Blogs

'30 Minutes of Less' Offers at Least Twice as Many Laughs
12 Aug 2011 // 3:00 AM

As long as we stay situated on the duos and their dithering silliness, 30 Minutes or Less is a light and airy piffle. Otherwise, it struggles to keep itself, and its audience from wandering off.

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Truth and Other Restrictions: 'True Detective' - Episode 7 - "Black Maps and Motel Rooms"

// Channel Surfing

"Series creator Nic Pizzolatto constructs the entire season on a simple exchange: death seems to be the metaphysical wage of knowledge.

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