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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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Wonder Woman Movie Review

Director Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman is already in the history books. The first major female superhero film arrives over a decade since the heroes-in-spandex craze began with Sony’s Spider Man and after Marvel made 15 films without even ONE starring a female hero. […]

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Movie Review

The universe’s most colorful pack of scoundrels return in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, a sequel that sees director James Gunn and Marvel loosen the shackles and tell a shaggy story that is of little importance to the Marvel Universe, […]

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17 Films to Survive 2017 For

As the doomsday clock ticks ever closer to midnight, the clock also ticks closer to some immensely promising and exciting films. We’re one quarter of the way through the year and these are the films you need to survive the rest of […]

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Forget the Oscars! The Best Films of 2016 According to Me

It’s true that 2016 was a disappointing year for blockbuster/studio filmmaking — by far the worst crop of the entire decade — but, as always, it was a good year for cinema if you look in the right places. Documentaries […]

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Memories from the Grave in 20th Century Women

The pitfall of coming of age/teen films—and most films, really—is teaching the audience a lesson as though it’s a lecture. Rather than ponder about the passage of time or how to navigate finding yourself, they blatantly point it out without […]

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Quick Flick Reviews

Hidden Figures – A historical drama about three under-recognized African American women who worked for NASA and were significant in America’s space race. Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae star as the three mathematicians and bring an oozing positivity to the […]

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Scorsese Hears God in ‘Silence’

For a subject as complex and multifaceted as religion, most films about the subject are either propaganda or black and white morality tales that make my eyes roll back 180 degrees. But every once in a while a master like Martin […]

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Yes, La La Land is THAT Great

If there is a movie god then the buzz around this film suggests he was with 31-year old writer/director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash, 2014) and his stars, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, when they made La La Land. Once, maybbbeee twice a year there is […]

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