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Film Review: Unsane

Unsane – *** OUT OF 4 Directed by Steven Soderbergh, the genius film auteur known for, quitting Hollywood, winning the Oscar for directing “Traffic”, and whose film “Sex, Lies and Videotape” changed the industry outlook on “indie films”, has produced a … Continue reading

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Film Review: Get Ready! “Ready Player One” Offers a Terrific Thrill Ride

Ready Player One* (Steven Spielberg, 2018) 3½ out of 4 stars. Adapted from Ernest Cline’s 2011 debut sci-fi novel of the same name, Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One – his 31st theatrical feature – delivers on the promise of the book, despite … Continue reading

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Film Review: Impressive “Isle of Dogs” Offers Cinematic Treats Galore

Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson, 2018) 3½ out of 4 stars. According to Isle of Dogs‘ press notes, the film “began with an unlikely, but potent mix of fascinations shared by [Wes] Anderson and his story collaborators Roman Coppola, Jason … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Pacific Rim: Uprising” is the Best and Worst Kind of Saturday Morning Cartoon

Pacific Rim: Uprising (Steven S. DeKnight, 2018) 2 out of 4 stars. Steven S. DeKnight fills the director’s chair for Guillermo del Toro with the second installment in the Pacific Rim franchise, Pacific Rim: Uprising, starring John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, … Continue reading

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Film Review: Alicia Vikander Holds Together the Wobbly Story of “Tomb Raider”

Tomb Raider (Roar Uthaug, 2018) 2½ out of 4 stars. This weekend, seventeen years after the 2001 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, the movie-going public files into the theaters to watch Academy-Award winner Alicia Vikander’s new portrayal of the iconic video-game … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Gringo” Loses Potential in Miserable, Unrealized Script

Gringo (Nash Edgerton, 2018) 2 out of 4 stars. Director Nash Edgerton brings us the first dark comedy of the new year with Gringo, starring David Oyelowo, Joel Edgerton, and Charlize Theron. Oyelowo plays Harold Soyinka, a good-natured middle manager … Continue reading

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Film Review: In Messy “A Wrinkle in Time,” Storm Reid Rescues All

A Wrinkle in Time (Ava DuVernay, 2018) 2½ out of 4 stars. I really wanted to like this movie, even though I was disappointed in the source text – Madeleine L’Engle’s 1962 book of the same title – when I recently … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Death Wish” Deserves a Quick Demise

Death Wish (Eli Roth, 2018) 1 out of 4 stars. It should come as no surprise that filmmaker Eli Roth gives us a Death Wish filled with gory scenes of death, brains spewed hither and thither. After all, why should … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Red Sparrow” Boasts Brief Thrills Amidst Long Stretches of Boredom

Red Sparrow (Francis Lawrence, 2018) 2½ out of 4 stars. Director Francis Lawrence (FLaw) teams up with actress Jennifer Lawrence (JLaw) for the fourth time in this year’s spy thriller Red Sparrow. Based on the award-winning novel of the same … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Game Night” Is Dumb Fun

Game Night (John Francis Daley/Jonathan Goldstein, 2018) 2½ out of 4 stars. A completely stupid film about a group of friends whose game night goes horribly wrong (but also, so right), layered on top of an equally dumb tale of … Continue reading

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