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Sep 22 2016

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

“You seek revenge?” “I seek righteousness… but I’ll take revenge.” — Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington) and Emma Cullen (Haley Bennett) With those words, so begins one of the most bloody and violent Westerns I have ever seen. More violent than Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven, in which the violence was not only handled well, but startling in […]
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Apr 14 2016

The Jungle Book (2016)

From the second the lights go all the way down after the trailers are over and the theater’s “Feature Presentation” bumper has played, we’re brought into a world of nostalgia by Disney’s current logo having undergone a facelift. Well, it’s really a reverse-facelift; the 10-year-old, computer-animated, firework-laden Cinderella Castle opening has been entirely redone to […]
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Feb 11 2014

RoboCop

1987’s RoboCop was a watershed movie of its time. Boasting hyperviolent action, scathing sociopolitical commentary, and some brilliant performances, it ushered in a new era of cinema and practically dared any other film to follow in its footsteps. Smart, hilarious, brutal, and rather touching in places, RoboCop followed the story of Alex Murphy, a beloved […]
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Nov 26 2013

Oldboy

Note: This is a spoiler free review of “Oldboy”. Spike Lee’s remake of the 2003 Korean film “Oldboy” is a visually alluring blend of noir thriller, action flick and “Twilight Zone” episode, but it lacks the discipline to keep all these components from getting in the way of one another as it transitions from creepy, cerebral […]
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Nov 26 2013

Oldboy

28 years later, and Josh Brolin’s still stealing odd-looking bikes to follow his antagonists. Yes, I just referred to 1985’s The Goonies, another movie in which Brolin plays an almost unwilling participant in events borne of someone else’s whimsy. However, Oldboy is no kid’s treasure hunt; instead, Brolin’s character, Joe Doucette, is given mere hours […]
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Apr 4 2013

Evil Dead

(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on April 4, 2013.) If you read nothing else of this review, know this: if you go see Evil Dead, you must stay all the way past the credits. There’s, shall we say… a little treat. Now, onto the fun. Gorehounds, rejoice! For those of you who […]
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