Tag Archives: James McAvoy

Film Review: DARK PHOENIX

The  homoerotic farewell to what the X-MEN has really been about – the unresolved passion between Xavier and Magneto. The competition between the Marvel and DC superheroes has stalled at Everest’s Base Camp 4. Who will get to the top … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Dark Phoenix” Burns Itself Down

Dark Phoenix (Simon Kinberg, 2019) 1½ out of 4 stars. There is nothing wrong with Dark Phoenix that a coherent plot – and, even more important, logical placement of the film within the larger X-Men cinematic universe – wouldn’t fix. Since script is everything, … Continue reading

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Victoria Alexander reviews GLASS

McAvoy is sensational, and Shyamalan delivers a totally unexpected twist. Bravo for a fearless ending. Whence does evil come? For Epicurus, it was his questioning the reality of God; for us it is: What is the source of evil. Is it … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Glass” Overpromises and Underdelivers

Glass (M. Night Shyamalan, 2019) 2 out of 4 stars. I still remember the frisson of anticipation, back in 2000, before I sat down to watch M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable, given how much I had enjoyed his previous film, The Sixth … Continue reading

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Film Review: Uneven “Atomic Blonde” Works Best When Charlize Is in Charge

Atomic Blonde (David Leitch, 2017) 2½ out of 4 stars. As you watch Atomic Blonde, it should come as no surprise that its director, David Leitch, is a stuntman and stunt coordinator with a career going back over 20 years. … Continue reading

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Film Review: SPLIT

  Yes, it’s terrific. We have a new Hannibal. Extraordinary performance by McAvoy. It’s his next franchise. Will the next 10 years going to be all about Shyamalan all the time? Does he remember his last films with shame like … Continue reading

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