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Film Review: The Android’s the Thing, in “Alien: Covenant,” for Better and for Worse

Alien: Covenant (Ridley Scott, 2017) 2½ out of 4 stars. The original Alien (Ridley Scott, 1979) masterfully blended science fiction and horror, taking the conventions of monster movies and setting them on a lonely spacecraft in a galaxy far, far … Continue reading

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The Dilemma of “Jackie”: Beautiful to Behold, Unbearable to Watch

Jackie (Pablo Larraín, 2016) 1 out of 4 stars We first meet her in close-up, shot in muted grays and blues, with a series of oddly centered compositions, smoking, walking, and then greeting a journalist – never named, but clearly Theodore White – … Continue reading

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Film Review: Public Enemies

Michael Mann’s “Public Enemies” is the most poignant and captivating portrayal of gangster life in 1930’s America ever produced and the most engaging gangster movie since “Goodfellas” and “Bonnie and Clyde”.   

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