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Mar 24 2017

T2 Trainspotting

To quote the greeting song we sang in my father’s Cub Scout troop: “Hail, hail, the gang’s all here!” Reuniting on the screen and behind the camera after twenty years away are the main cast and crew of 1996’s seminal arthouse hit Trainspotting (read my retrospective here) a polarizing examination of addiction and its effects […]
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Aug 9 2013

Elysium

Picture Occupy Wall Street, the Blackwater Security Force scandal, our government employees not being able to keep a lid on confidential information, the current healthcare and insurance problems, a quota-driven workforce, and the continental divide between wealthy and poor all rolled into one movie. Then, set it in a bleak future with futuristic weapons, robots, […]
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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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Oct 1 2012

Looper

(This review was originally published on October 1, 2012 at Reel Film News) It speaks volumes for Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s agent that the actor has starred in the two best sci-fi action films of the past decade; first Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” in 2010 and now Rian Johnson’s “Looper”, which takes the concept of time travel into mind-bending […]
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Sep 28 2012

Looper

(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on September 28, 2012.) There are things I’d really like to write about Looper, yet I cannot, as I don’t want to spoil anything for you. Looper, as you may well know, is a time-travel movie having to do with criminal organizations from the future disappearing people […]
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