'The Last Jedi' One of the Best?
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Simon is only too happy to admit that The Last Jedi is everything he has ever wanted from a Star Wars film.

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ A Not Unbiased Look
Disasterpiece
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The Disaster Artist is essential viewing for fans of The Room, and a fun time for those that aren’t. It is an improbable success story that looks at one man’s…

Make Room for ‘The Disaster Artist’
Hip to be Square
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Östlund has reached down deep to try and tell a story that hits on a number of different themes connected to community responsibility, social awareness, and the importance of understanding.…

‘The Square’ is a Strange, Often Tedious Affair
Awards for Billboards
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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a story about a community working through impossible issues not by overcoming anger, but by embracing it and allowing for it to influence the…

Three Cheers for ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’
Dickens in Love
Posted 26 days ago

A delightful yarn about one of the most famous writers in western history, The Man Who Invented Christmas charms without overstaying its welcome, just like any respectable holiday guest.

God Bless Us, Everyone for ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’
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Simon is only too happy to admit that The Last Jedi is everything he has ever wanted from a Star Wars film.

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The Disaster Artist is essential viewing for fans of The Room, and a fun time for those that aren’t. It is an improbable success story that looks at one man’s dream, warts and all, and shows what blind ambition, bottomless pockets, and fearlessness can achieve.

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Östlund has reached down deep to try and tell a story that hits on a number of different themes connected to community responsibility, social awareness, and the importance of understanding. The Square is an interesting thing to behold, if only mildly entertaining and occasionally tedious.

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a story about a community working through impossible issues not by overcoming anger, but by embracing it and allowing for it to influence the process of healing. This starts with anger, frustration, and despair, leads to conflict, and if fully explored, can bring about understanding.

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A delightful yarn about one of the most famous writers in western history, The Man Who Invented Christmas charms without overstaying its welcome, just like any respectable holiday guest.

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‘Justice League’: The Ballad of a Lost Screenwriter

by Simon Williams November 16, 2017 Print Reviews
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Instead of doing a rundown of the flaws of this superhero movie Simon would rather transcribe a story, to the best of his ability, as he is sure it all happened.

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‘The Florida Project’: Living in the Shadow of The Mouse

by Simon Williams November 15, 2017 Print Reviews
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The Florida Project, Sean Baker’s new, funny, thoughtful, poignant and beautiful film is a realist fairy tale, a gorgeous 35mm technical experiment, a heartbreaking character drama and a staggering documentation of the many possible meanings of the word “bitch”.

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‘My Friend Dahmer’ A Sizzling, Slow Burn

by Warren Cantrell November 10, 2017 Print Reviews
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My Friend Dahmer is a slow burning examination of pure evil in its larval state.

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Bark But No Bite to ‘Bitch’

by Christian Ramos November 9, 2017 Print Reviews

A housewife snaps one day and her mental psyche takes on the personality of a dog.

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Murder on the ‘Mayhem’ Express

by Warren Cantrell November 9, 2017 Print Reviews

An ultraviolent yarn about a rage-inducing plague confined to a corporate office tower, ‘Mayhem’ is like Office Space crossed with Bruce Lee’s The Game of Death (the one with Kareem).

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‘BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL’ CUTS DEEP

by Warren Cantrell November 3, 2017 Print Reviews
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Opening today, Blade of the Immortal is a fun, raucous, bloody love letter to samurai cinema, as well as an introspective examination of that genre’s most popular tropes. Come for the stabbings, stay for the ponderous postmodern critiques: it’s all delicious.

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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ isn’t taking any of this superhero stuff seriously

by Tim English November 3, 2017 Print Reviews
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Thor: Ragnarok is a hilarious ride, that doesn’t take any itself seriously at all, thanks to director Taika Waititi, who delivers a fun, LSD-laced superhero flick.

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Going Ape for ‘Jane’

by Christian Ramos November 3, 2017 Print Reviews

Jane Goodall’s 60 years working with chimpanzees is explored in this new personal documentary.

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‘TRAGEDY GIRLS’ WILL HAVE YOU CLUTCHING YOUR PEARLS

by Warren Cantrell October 27, 2017 Print Reviews

Opening today at the Alamo Drafthouse, Tragedy Girls is a frothy yet black comedy that earns its R rating via several brutal murders and some barbed dialogue.

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‘LOVING VINCENT’ IS NO LABOR

by Warren Cantrell October 26, 2017 Print Reviews
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A touching tribute to one of the most famous artists in western civilization, Loving Vincent does right by Vincent van Gogh, recounting the Dutch painter’s life story in an inventive and mesmerizing way.

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