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Dec 8 2017

The Shape of Water

Let’s face it: I like films about broken people. People with a chip on their shoulder, some kind of physical/emotional/mental handicap, or an attribute holding them back from being normal. Normal, to me, is the stuff of which Nancy Meyers films and the like are made. Don’t get me wrong – I enjoy them from […]
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Oct 23 2015

Bone Tomahawk

If you fall in the demographic of folks who somehow didn’t get enough cannibalism out of Eli Roth’s “The Green Inferno” but also can’t wait until Tarantino’s upcoming “The Hateful Eight” to see Kurt Russell in a Western again, then rejoice! Writer/director S. Craig Zahler just might have the answer to your prayers. I just read […]
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Jun 28 2013

White House Down

Roland Emmerich does well with spectacle movies. Who can forget the indelible image of the White House being eviscerated by alien laser fire in Independence Day? Nor can one dismiss the awesome power of the tidal wave hitting New York City in The Day After Tomorrow. With his latest film, White House Down, Emmerich goes […]
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Dec 27 2012

Jack Reacher

(This review was originally published on December 27, 2012 at Reel Film News) The expression ‘they don’t make ’em like they used to’ is commonly used to describe action films these days. This is why the old-fashioned approach that writer/director Christopher McQuarrie takes in adapting the 2005 novel ‘One Shot’ for the big screen makes […]
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Sep 21 2012

Liberal Arts

(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on September 21, 2012.) Liberal Arts shows us that our youth (and youthfulness) is slipping fast through our grasping fingers, no matter how hard a grip we may exert. Time and its pressures are a constant wear on the psyche and the soul, and yet we brace […]
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Apr 13 2012

The Cabin in the Woods

(This review was originally published on April 13, 2012 at Reel Film News) If “The Cabin in the Woods” sounds like a generic title, it’s only because co-writers Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon wish to stress the gleeful irony of their material. The film, which might be considered both a sympathetic wink to starving horror […]
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