Recycled Roar
Posted 24 hours ago

 [Rating: Swiss Fist]  Twenty-five years ago, Jurassic Park was released around the world and quickly became one of the highest-grossing films of all time and changed cinematic technology by bring…

The Park is Closed in ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’
Collusion in Bad Acting
Posted 1 day ago

An adaptation of a famous Russian play, 'The Seagull' never gets off the ground.

‘The Seagull’ is Fowl Play
No Flat Notes
Posted 9 days ago

'Hearts Beat Loud' is a candid, sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking look at what it's like to grow up as a young woman when you’ve lost your mother and your father…

No flat notes in ‘Hearts Beat Loud’
Mostly Incredible Again
Posted 10 days ago

'Incredibles 2' sports inventive choreography, amazing animation detail, and stylish production design that beg to be seen on the big screen. It's recycled main conflict is the only thing keeping…

‘Incredibles 2′ Amplifies Everything From Predecessor, Mostly for Better
Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend
Posted 15 days ago

'Ocean's 8' provides thrills and delight in this new heist film with an all-star cast that even you would be okay stealing from you.

‘Ocean’s 8′ Is A Good Old-Fashioned Heist Thriller
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‘Small Town Crime’ Is A Decent Time

by Warren Cantrell January 18, 2018 Print Reviews

An accessible neo-noir with an all-star cast of reliable character actors, Small Town Crime is a fun watch, even if it never quite overcomes the formulaic elements cemented into its foundation

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‘Call Me By Your Name’ Resurrects the of Intimacy of Touch

by Simon Williams January 18, 2018 Print Reviews
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Call Me By Your Name is a magnificent, magical bit of hypnosis, entranced by the dripping water of drying swim trunks or the meanings of lingering fingers on one’s lips, and you should see it.

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‘The Commuter’ manages to stay on the rails

by Tim English January 13, 2018 Print Reviews
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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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Important but Toothless, ‘The Post’ Lacks Bite

by Simon Williams January 11, 2018 Print Reviews
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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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Fonda Shines in New ‘Young Mr. Lincoln’ Blu-ray on Criterion

by Eric Melin January 11, 2018 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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The Criterion Collection has just released a new Blu-ray of Young Mr. Lincoln, made from a new 4K digital restoration that looks fantastic.

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‘The Post’ is Anything But Fake News

by Christian Ramos January 10, 2018 Print Reviews

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

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Spielberg Coasts With ‘The Post’

by Warren Cantrell January 9, 2018 Print Reviews
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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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‘I, Tonya’ Sticks Its Landing

by Warren Cantrell January 3, 2018 Print Reviews
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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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