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Film Review: THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER’S WAR

Hemsworth is so charming he should be playing psychopaths. The man cannot stop smiling during a violent storm and here he’s a flirt in a fetching woodsman outfit. I dreaded seeing this. No matter that the field of basic plots … Continue reading

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Film Review: Midnight Special

Midnight Special – ***1/2 OUT OF 4 Indie, Arkansas- born, filmmaker Jeff Nichols (“Take Shelter”, “Mud”) graduates to Warner Brothers, with a final cut deal, to make a sci-fi adventure film about a boy with magical powers. This fourth feature film … Continue reading

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Film Review: 10 Cloverfield Lane

If you’ve seen CLOVERFIELD you will love this follow-up. If you haven’t, you will love this follow-up, stand-alone horror-thriller. It’s got a smart female victim! FEAR THE WALKING DEAD is a companion series to THE WALKING DEAD. Same premise but … Continue reading

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Film Review: Knight of Cups

Knight of Cups –  **1/2 OUT OF 4 Legendary director Terrence Malick  (“Badlands”, “Days of Heaven”) began his career as a philosophy professor and his latest film is an existential examination of the hedonistic lifestyle of a frustrated screenwriter living … Continue reading

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Film Review: LOVE

LOVE Karl Glusman has a future in Hollywood. I did not see LOVE in 3D. That would have been some experience since the film begins with a close-up of Murphy (Karl Glusman) ejaculating. LOVE is available for pre-order in a … Continue reading

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Film Review: DEADPOOL

Ryan Reynolds becomes a certified movie star. DEADPOOL makes all the other superhero characters look like relics from the 1950s – except the Black Widow. I’m talking about you, Tony Stark, castrated by Pepper Potts, and all the other sexless … Continue reading

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Son of Saul

  Son of Saul **** OUT OF 4      First-time Hungarian director Laszlo Nemes creates a profound vision of Nazi hell with this art-house pic that eschews any trace of sentimentality. The film focuses like a laser on Saul Auslander … Continue reading

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THE DANISH GIRL

Stunning performances by Redmayne and Vikander.   Redmayne conquers another complex transformation. It is a bold and fearless performance. Vikander is a revelation. Her face reveals every emotion.   I just read Self Made Men by Henry Rubin. The central … Continue reading

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Energy, Climate & Capitalism: This Changes Everything Review

Global capitalism, which has been operating virtually unchecked for hundreds of years, often seeks growth – in revenues, profits, employment and other areas – at any cost. This comes with serious consequences for the environment. In many cases, firms destroy … Continue reading

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Review: Beasts of No Nation

***1/2 OUT OF 4 Filmmaker Cary Joji Fukunaga (“Sin Nombre”, “Jane Eyre”, “True Detective”, Season One) makes an amazing film about a civil war in an unnamed African country as seen through the eyes of a bright, carefree casualty of … Continue reading

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