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“The Shape of Water” is a mature take on the Disney fairy tale

“The Shape of Water” is a mature take on the Disney fairy tale

| December 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

From the first striking image of an apartment submerged in water accompanied with a whimsical, whistling tune and a mention of a princess and a monster, “The Shape of Water” definitely digs its foundation in fairytale territory. And it is indeed a fairy tale with a promised princess, a monster and a small ragtag supporting […]

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‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ is a perfectly dark comedy/drama that strikes all of the social nerves of 2017

‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ is a perfectly dark comedy/drama that strikes all of the social nerves of 2017

| November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” doesn’t pull any punches in being a commentary on America’s social ills.

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‘Justice League’ unites memorable heroes to fight mundane threat

‘Justice League’ unites memorable heroes to fight mundane threat

| November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

The sense of camaraderie is there and it is a joy to see the characters play off each other, both in fights and during quieter moments.

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‘Atomic Blonde’ deploys masterful fights to distract from murky script

‘Atomic Blonde’ deploys masterful fights to distract from murky script

| July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Atomic Blonde” knows its purpose in a movie theatre, and that is deliver some of the most stylish and elaborate fight scenes recently filmed. And in this regard, the film shoots a perfect bullseye.

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Big laughs and big heart make ‘The Big Sick’ a must see

Big laughs and big heart make ‘The Big Sick’ a must see

| June 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

The hardest thing to do is categorize what “The Big Sick” is as a movie.

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‘Wonder Woman’ a fresh, female-empowering breakthrough of the superhero genre

‘Wonder Woman’ a fresh, female-empowering breakthrough of the superhero genre

| June 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

‘Wonder Woman’ will leave you wondering why you haven’t seen something like this before.

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‘Alien: Covenant’ is a beautiful looking haunted house designed by a bored architect

‘Alien: Covenant’ is a beautiful looking haunted house designed by a bored architect

| May 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Going by slasher rules, ‘Alien: Covenant’ checks all of the boxes; the kills are gruesome, having sex gets you killed gruesomely, and if someone seems a little off-kilter, there’s probably a reason for it.

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‘Jason Bourne’ engages the digital era with dated formula

‘Jason Bourne’ engages the digital era with dated formula

| July 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

‘Jason Bourne’ feels like an out-of-time, unnecessary appendage that’s been Frankesteined onto an already well-crafted trilogy.

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“Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” lacks the momentum to begin moving in the first place

“Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” lacks the momentum to begin moving in the first place

| June 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Unfortunately ‘Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping’ refuses to connect on anything close to the levels of fun of its predecessors.

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“X-Men: Apocalypse” lives up to its name in dooming trilogy’s trajectory

“X-Men: Apocalypse” lives up to its name in dooming trilogy’s trajectory

| May 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ is a trainwreck not even Magneto could stop.

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