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Review: Insurgent

Colonel Walter E. Kurtz’s last words were: “The horror! The horror is Tris’s haircut!” Thomas Jefferson – an owner of over six hundred slaves* – famously wrote: “…that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator … Continue reading

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Review: Run All Night

In RUN ALL NIGHT, Neeson steps out of his TAKEN good guy role forced back into action – one last time. This time he’s a retired hitman forced back into action – one last time. Continue reading

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Review: Fifty Shades of Grey

A wimpy, wounded billionaire sadist – correction “dominant” – with a cleanliness fetish and no friends stalks with gifts a passive-aggressive virgin. At least 50 SHADES is not another “Holy Crap!” Valentine’s Day movie like Ashton Kutcher made. The powerful … Continue reading

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Review: Jupiter Ascending

A girl from the “projects” rather stay put than be the hereditary Queen of a bunch of planets including Earth. Reincarnation gets a slap in the face. The reconstituted Queen hates her kids. Jupiter Jones (Mila Kuis), a downtrodden Russian … Continue reading

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Review: Red Army

From Oscar nominated and Emmy award-winning filmmaker Gabe Polsky, “Red Army” is a feature documentary about the Soviet Union and the most successful dynasty in sports history: the Red Army hockey team. Continue reading

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Review: Still Alice

At age fifty, Alice Howland (Julianne Moore) has it all: a Columbia University linguistics professorship, a devoted husband, and three loving children. Her life is a whirlwind of work and family, and she thrives on it. Flying to L.A, Alice … Continue reading

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Review: “Blackhat”

Michael Mann has made some good movies. BLACKHAT is not one of them. Russell Crowe angered many A-list Hollywood actresses by declaring last week that there are plenty of roles for middle-aged women in Hollywood – if only actresses acted … Continue reading

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Review: “Big Eyes”

From the whimsical mind of director Tim Burton, “Big Eyes” tells the outrageous true story of one of the most epic art frauds in history. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, painter Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz) had reached success beyond belief, revolutionizing the commercialization of popular art with his enigmatic paintings of waifs with big eyes. The bizarre and shocking truth would eventually be discovered though: Walter’s works were actually not created by him at all, but by his wife Margaret (Amy Adams). Continue reading

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Review: “The Theory of Everything”

OUT OF 4 Director James Marsh (“Man on Wire”), with this film, has once again made the transition superbly from documentary to narrative filmmaking with this brilliant portrait of world famous cosmologist Stephen Hawking. The film, adapted by Anthony McCarten, … Continue reading

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Review: “The Imitation Game”

Hollywood biopics infantilizes its audiences. If someone’s true story ended badly, it’s the text epilogue that tells us what happened. When Hollywood does another biopic of Jesus’s life they will leave out the crucifixion. We can’t handle seeing the truth … Continue reading

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