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Dec 19 2016

Review: “Storks”

What do you get when you cross an animator with a director who specializes in raunchy adult humor? Not “Sausage Party”, believe it or not, but Warner Animation’s “Storks”, a kid-friendly yarn that is also funny enough to engage the grown-ups. If we’re talking about a way to fill 90 minutes and you just can’t […]
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Oct 12 2016

The Accountant

Gunshot. Car horn. “Wait, you have to call it in!” Bloody bodies on the sidewalk. More gunshots. More bodies inside a restaurant. More gunshots. The sounds of bodies falling to the floor. A final cry of pain. Finally, the shadow of a gun being pressed to someone’s head. These are the first images and sounds […]
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Sep 8 2016

Sully

Exquisitely acted, masterfully edited, beautifully scored, and strikingly shot, Sully is Clint Eastwood’s best directorial effort since Unforgiven. Given the subject matter – the emergency water landing in the Hudson River executed by Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and First Officer Jeffery Skiles in January 2009 – it could have easily turned out as a “rubbernecking movie,” where […]
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Aug 3 2016

Suicide Squad

A film critic’s task is to rate a movie on its strengths and weaknesses. Of course, when it comes to comic book adaptations, knowing the source material can add to the experience, but it can also color the experience for better or worse. Let’s get this out of the way: I know nothing about DC […]
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Jan 7 2016

The Revenant

Another tour de force from Alejandro González Iñárritu, “The Revenant” couldn’t be further from last year’s quizzical “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance”), even if Michael Keaton himself were to sashay onto the screen in his underpants. Returning DP Emmanuel Lubezki once again displays his mastery of the protracted sequence, but this time around […]
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Oct 8 2015

Pan

It’s a damn good thing both Pan and The Matrix were released by the same motion picture company, because they’re basically the same movie. Oh, to be sure, there have been “chosen one” films where the unwilling hero is thrust into a situation way beyond his control, surely to stumble, fall, and doubt himself at […]
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