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Review: Birds of Passage

Producing a follow up to 2015's stark Amazonian adventure Embrace of the Serpent must be an unenviable task. Where that film--the first Columbian production to be nominated at the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film--seeps in...

 
 
 
 
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See Miss Bala early and free

I'm not even going to pretend to be all that interest in Miss Bala, an American remake of a fantastic foreign film. There's just nothing in it that looks all the interesting to me. It seems to take the dramatic original and turn it into far...

 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Backtrace

I woke up at 11:30 a.m. this morning to my phone alarm, before setting it to snooze and drifting back to sleep for another half-hour. Just after noon, I crawled like caterpillar out of bed, my feet hitting the cold floors of my apartment. M...

 
 
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Review: The Girl in the Spider's Web

Lisbeth Salander should not be a superheroine. While the character is resourceful and strong, physically, mentally, and morally, The Girl in the Spider's Web turned her into some sort of action movie secret agent-type. As satisfying as...

 
 
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Nicole Kidman goes bad lieutenant in Destroyer trailer

Nicole Kidman isn't one to shy from darker films like last year's crippling The Killing of a Sacred Deer, but Destroyer may see her at her most transformed. She's as scorched as the desert surroundings, more than a few screws short, and on...

 
 
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Review: Daredevil (Season 3)

Matt Murdock has had a hard life. Just when you think our favorite superpowered blind lawyer vigilante has totally hit rock bottom, the extraordinary situations that he gets into keeps bringing him lower and lower. Matt, a devout Catho...

 
 
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Review: Titans (Season 1)

There comes a point in one's life where they become disillusioned with the world and their surroundings, and when one's optimism and idealism become cynicism and nihilism. In Titans, that disillusionment is a constant in a wo...

 
 
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Daredevil is back in black in these new season 3 photos

Those of you missing the brooding nature of Daredevil and its heavy-handed Catholic imagery can take solace in some newly-released stills of the third season. Recently receiving a new trailer and release date, this street-level superhero sh...

 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Orange is the New Black - Season Six

For the past few years, I’ve grown tired of how Netflix has been conducting its shows. While it is nice to have an entire season available at once, the writing that goes into Netflix’s original series tends to be so sloppy that ...

 
 
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Fargo season 4 to star Chris Rock

Celebrated comedian and co-star of Grown Ups 2 is due to star in the next season of Fargo, the critically-acclaimed FX crime drama/dark comedy/genre-bender. The anthology series by Noah Hawley (Legion) is loosely based on the...

 
 
 
 
 
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First photo from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood released

The lead up to a new Quentin Tarantino movie is almost as much as a spectacle as the movie itself, what with the rumors and the controversy, and the slobbering over any new information. Well beware in the front row you might get a lit...

 
 
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The perfection of Hannibal Part 2: Rudeness

By the summer of 2014, Hannibal had just concluded its second season with an explosive finale that left viewers shocked. The series was renewed for a third season, praise for the series was unprecedented, and fans were ravenous for more con...

 
 
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The perfection of Hannibal Part 1: Kaiseki

Kaiseki: A type of art form that balances the taste, texture, appearance, and colors of food. Finished dishes are carefully presented on plates that are chosen to enhance both the appearance and the seasonal theme of the meal.&nbs...

 
 
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Review: Cartel 2045

Putting a direct to video grindhouse-esque movie up for review is a bit of a conundrum because you know what you are getting into when you press play, and it's not going to be "good" per se. But what happens when the movie is so bad that it...

 
 
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American Animals trailer shows off a fratboy heist

There's something about the "people who have absolutely no business committing a crime try to commit it anyway" flavor of dark comedy that makes it one I can never get enough of, and with how stellar last year's I, Tonya was, I'm certainly...

 
 
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Review: Murder on the Orient Express

Adaptions are tricky. Any work that is remade will inevitably draw comparison from versions that came before, whether positive or negative. Differences in direction, photography, acting, theming and execution are felt immediately by anyone ...

 
 
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Review: Suburbicon

It's frustrating to watch someone or something you know that has the potential to be stellar falter under the stress of itself. You see it a lot in American television where they milk as much out of a series until it is nothing but a wit...

 
 
 
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Review: The Snowman

Star-power isn’t what it once was. It used to be, if you were a big celebrity, and you face was front-and-center on a films marketing, it was a guaranteed success. Nowadays, that strategy isn’t effective, and studios that still ...

 
 
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John Travolta plays another John in the new Gotti trailer

Ever since seeing John Travolta in 2016's American Crime Story: the People vs. OJ Simpson as celebrity attorney Robert Shapiro I've been aching to see more of him as morally ambiguous characters. Well I don't have to look much further than ...

 
 
 
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First trailer for David Fincher's Mindhunter

A while back there was some news floating around that in my very city of Pittsburgh, David Fincher was looking for extras for a new TV show called Mindhunter. Unable to attend but still curious as to what Fincher was up to when he wasn't ne...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Hell or High Water

Hollywood is a strange place. It bombards you with marketing materials 24/7, always promising the next best, biggest and brightest, only to deliver on best and/or brightest with less regularity than a really good Major League Baseball batti...

 
 




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Lords of Chaos"A punch to the throat"

 

2050"Emotionless as a blow up doll"

 

Alita: Battle Angel"Do androids dream of anime fight scenes?"

 

Happy Death Day 2U"Timey Wimey"

 

Isn't It Romantic"No, no it is not"

 

Birds of Passage"Bye bye birdie"

 

Cold Pursuit"Taken 4"

 

The LEGO Movie: The Second Part"Some pieces might be missing, but it's still a great set"

 

The Amityville Murders "The Godfather but set in a haunted house"

 

Crossbreed"You never cross the breeds!"

 

Miss Bala"Can't get out of the pageant"

 

Velvet Buzzsaw"What is art?"

 

Piercing"It's all about penetration"

 

The Conners (Season One)"The kids are mediocre"

 

Sundance 2019 : Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile"Zac Efron goes from heartthrob to heartless monster"

 

Carmen Sandiego (Season One)"Who in the world is Carmen Sandiego?"

 

Can You Ever Forgive Me?"Of course I can, Melissa McCarthy!"

 

Don't Come Back from the Moon"With all the men gone, the boys became men"

 

Glass"Half-empty"

 

Dragon Ball Super: Broly"Jiren, eat your heart out"

 

On the Basis of Sex"A blast from the past"

 

Time Freak"When at first you mess up at love, build a time machine"

 

Capernaum"An imperfect but affecting piece of realist filmmaking"

 

If Beale Street Could Talk"Trust love all the way"

 
 
 
 
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