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“I need the old Blade Runner” – 2049 Review

Poster by Paul Shipper
That a sequel to Blade Runner exists is both a bizarre movie miracle and a curse. The road to Blade Runner‘s status of an undisputed monumental classic has been a strange one. Initially met with a cold reception, […]

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Almost Heaven Movie Review

If you’re visiting or living in London, be sure to check out first time director Carol Salter’s documentary about a teenager training to be a mortician in China. Besides exploring a unique world and subject, it might be the best […]

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IT

Equal parts Goonies, Gremlins, Stand By Me, and a little Evil Dead, IT is chopped up pop entertainment with laughs, scares, and heart. Stephen King’s coming of age adventure has been produced with a blockbuster sheen and a Halloween bow tying together its story […]

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2017 Summer Movie Power Rankings

As the summer sun sets, Bodhi, the king of Summer movies, judges Hollywood’s 2017 offering of popcorn romps and low budget indies.
Not a bad summer. In fact, it was pretty solid. We got a masterpiece, a few near-great, inventive films, […]

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The Films of August, Ranked

7. Detroit – Kathryn Bigelow’s take on the 1967 Detroit riots is the most disappointing film of the year for me. Impressive sequences of filmmaking are hampered by choppy storytelling and bluntly forced politics that are more confused than intended. She’s […]

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Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ is an Instant Classic

 

“You can practically see it.”
“What?”
“Home.”
This line spoken from Kenneth Branagh’s Commander Bolton in Christopher Nolan’s new avant-garde war epic, Dunkirk, would fit perfectly in the dream levels of Inception, or the metaphysical maze of Interstellar, or the streets of Gotham in The Dark […]

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Summer Catch Up – Quick Flick Reviews

Okja – For 10 years, Mija, a young girl in South Korea, has taken care of a giant pig creature named Okja, but the corporation that gifted it to her has returned to claim her lovable pet and turn it […]

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Spider-Man: Homecoming Movie Review

Spider-Man: Homecoming has a charming lead, a well rounded cast, and amusing jokes, but I wish its teen film DNA wasn’t bogged down by uninvolving action and Avengers references. This sixth film starring the web-slinger is surprisingly one of Disney/Marvel’s most interesting […]

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Is Baby Driver THE Summer movie so far?

The films of writer/director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim, The World’s End) are a balancing act of homaging, spoofing, and revitalizing whatever genre he’s working in (he’s like Tarantino’s kid brother). His latest flick is […]

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Song to Song Movie Review

(review from April)
There was a time when Terrence Malick would come out of hiding, deliver a great film, and then disappear for years. Since 2011’s The Tree of Life (in the running for the decade’s greatest film) he’s made a trilogy of […]

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