Stays on the rails
Posted 5 days ago

The Commuter is predictable at times and doesn't dig deep enough into some of the interesting philosophical questions, but it's a pretty decent little action thriller.

‘The Commuter’ manages to stay on the rails
Important, but Toothless
Posted 7 days ago

For my money The Post is the biggest waste of potential of the year and the new ultimate signifier of how much Spielberg has fallen as an artist. Never before…

Important but Toothless, ‘The Post’ Lacks Bite
Not Fake News
Posted 8 days ago

Spielberg's newest feature champions freedom of the press at a time when we need it the most.

‘The Post’ is Anything But Fake News
Post to Post Mediocrity
Posted 9 days ago

The right movie for the right moment directed by the right man at the wrong time, The Post has a lot of interesting things to say, yet often gets in…

Spielberg Coasts With ‘The Post’
I, Tonya, You Nancy
Posted 14 days ago

She might not have the expensive clothes and refined tastes of the other skaters, but her attitude, bearing, and the company she keeps is what will ultimately sink her. The…

‘I, Tonya’ Sticks Its Landing
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The Commuter is predictable at times and doesn’t dig deep enough into some of the interesting philosophical questions, but it’s a pretty decent little action thriller.

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For my money The Post is the biggest waste of potential of the year and the new ultimate signifier of how much Spielberg has fallen as an artist. Never before has it been so obvious that his teeth have just dulled. This film make Ken Burns seem edgy and political, and this is the EXACT WRONG MOMENT TO BE DOING THAT.

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Spielberg’s newest feature champions freedom of the press at a time when we need it the most.

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The right movie for the right moment directed by the right man at the wrong time, The Post has a lot of interesting things to say, yet often gets in the way of itself when trying to say them.

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She might not have the expensive clothes and refined tastes of the other skaters, but her attitude, bearing, and the company she keeps is what will ultimately sink her. The question then becomes one of fate, and whether Tonya Harding ever really had a chance.

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‘Molly’s Game’ Deals a Decent Hand

by Warren Cantrell December 31, 2017 Print Reviews
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The real-life story of a high-stakes poker organizer who got mixed up in a world of celebrities, Wall Street thugs, and mafia goons, Molly’s Game has a lot going for it, not to mention a few things going against.

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‘Brawl in Cell Block 99′ is Brutal Fun on 4K UHD Blu-ray

by Eric Melin December 27, 2017 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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With its mix of shocking violence and affecting drama, Brawl in Cell Block 99, out now on 4K UHD Blu-ray, pushes the prison movie genre to new heights.

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There’s An Upside To ‘Downsizing’

by Warren Cantrell December 21, 2017 Print Reviews
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Opening this week, Alexander Payne’s ‘Downsizing’ is a refreshing yarn about love, community, sacrifice, and friendship with a sci-fi twist.

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ A Not Unbiased Look

by Simon Williams December 12, 2017 Print Reviews
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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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Make Room for ‘The Disaster Artist’

by Warren Cantrell December 7, 2017 Print Reviews
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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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‘The Square’ is a Strange, Often Tedious Affair

by Warren Cantrell November 24, 2017 Print Reviews
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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 Cheers for ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’

by Warren Cantrell November 22, 2017 Print Reviews
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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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God Bless Us, Everyone for ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’

by Warren Cantrell November 22, 2017 Print Reviews
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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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