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Dec 21 2016

Review: “Passengers”

It seems the space movie has become a requisite for this season: “Gravity”, “Interstellar”, “The Martian”, and now “Passengers”, a celestial romance starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt as star-crossed couple Aurora and Jim. Along with 5,000 other passengers aboard the spacecraft Avalon, they are en route to Homestead II, a planet owned by a […]
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Dec 23 2015

Concussion

A million debates about a deflated football, but you’ll hardly hear anything about Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the controversy at the center of Peter Landesman’s sports-med biopic “Concussion”. I suppose a testament to America’s obsession with the sport, it took an immigrant with no real knowledge of it to expose what should have been obvious: that thousands of blows to the […]
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Oct 16 2014

Fury

An unsparingly graphic, sporadically concussive experience that around midway through evolves into an intensely sobering drama before thrusting us back onto the front lines, “Fury” not only exceeds what anyone might have expected from director David Ayer after the awful “Sabotage” earlier this year, but should also be regarded alongside films like “The Hurt Locker” and “Saving Private […]
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Jul 18 2014

Sex Tape

In between long stretches of incomprehensible stupidity and lazy writing, we actually get some laugh-out-loud moments in “Sex Tape”, a relatively sexless but otherwise self-explanatory comedy that is no better or worse than director Jake Kasdan’s last movie, the similarly unambiguous “Bad Teacher”. It’s a shame, because most films like this — Apatow-era adult comedies that […]
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