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M. Night Shyamalan's new psychological thriller sets up an interesting new character, but falters and drags while trying to tell his story.

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The Bye-Bye Man is a paint-by-numbers horror movie featuring too-familiar elements that have been repeated over and over in the genre.

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2016 in Film
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xXx: The Return of Xander Cage may be dumb, but there’s something so ridiculously stupid about it that it kinda makes you wanna hang around and watch the idiocy unfold.

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M. Night Shyamalan’s new psychological thriller sets up an interesting new character, but falters and drags while trying to tell his story.

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Patriots Day is a solid flick, even if the movie itself doesn’t deliver the emotional impact it should.

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The Bye-Bye Man is a paint-by-numbers horror movie featuring too-familiar elements that have been repeated over and over in the genre.

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Why do I do this? Why do I spend this much time and mental energy on this fruitless task? Why doesn’t my mother look me in the eye anymore? I don’t know! Let’s talk 2016!

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‘JACKIE’ IS JUST RIGHT

by Warren Cantrell December 21, 2016 Print Reviews
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‘Jackie’ is the story of one woman’s attempt to put the pieces of her life back together following an unspeakable tragedy, and what that means when one is doing it on the biggest, most public of stages.

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‘MANCHESTER BY THE SEA’ WINS 3 KANSAS CITY FILM CRITICS AWARDS, INCLUDING BEST PICTURE

by Eric Melin December 18, 2016 Blogs
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Manchester by the Sea was chosen as the Best Film of 2016 by the Kansas City Film Critics Circle, the second oldest critics group in the country.

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‘Rogue One’ Is Just Okay and That’s Okay

by Trey Hock December 17, 2016 Print Reviews
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Rogue One is a fair to middling entrant into the Star Wars cinematic universe, because it cannot commit fully to its own intent, having the confidence that its new characters can win everyone over

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‘La La Land’ Holds Up

by Simon Williams December 15, 2016 Print Reviews
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Normally I write my reviews immediately after seeing the film, but with ‘La La Land’ I did no such thing. After a month, how does it hold up?

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KANSAS CITY FILM CRITICS CIRCLE NOMINATE (10) FILMS AS THE BEST OF 2016

by Eric Melin December 9, 2016 Blogs

The Kansas City Film Critics Circle, the second oldest film critic organization in the United States, released their list of nominees for the Best Film of 2016.

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‘Fantastic Beasts’ re-kindles Potter magic…kinda

by Tim English November 18, 2016 Print Reviews
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is probably like…the ninth best Harry Potter film. That’s not to say it isn’t good; it’s actually a lot of fun and maintains the spirit of the original series, but it feels uneven at times and unmotivated at others.

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Welcome the ‘Arrival’ of deep, thought-provoking sci-fi

by Tim English November 11, 2016 Print Reviews
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Villeneuve proves he is a master of transitioning genres delivering a taught mystery ripe with internal conflict. This is a very personal story with huge ramifications, disguised as an alien movie.

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Master of cinema erupts with a doc of anthropology, philosophy, and natural beauty

by Eric Melin November 7, 2016 Print Reviews
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Let’s be clear: There is enough remarkable footage of hot magma bursts and erupting volcanoes to make any straight-up nature documentary jealous. But Herzog’s interests are cultural.

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Marvel’s magical new hero is ‘Strange’ indeed

by Tim English November 4, 2016 Print Reviews
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Doctor Strange is another home run for Marvel and one of the most visually dazzling movies of 2016.

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‘Uncle Nick’ an unwelcome guest

by Joe Jarosz November 1, 2016 Print Reviews
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Being a raunchy Christmas movie, the obvious comparison Uncle Nick will get is to Bad Santa.

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