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Posted January 05, 2022in Film Review

‘Nightmare Alley’

When charismatic but down-on-his-luck Stanton Carlisle (Bradley Cooper) endears himself to clairvoyant Zeena Krumbein (Toni Collette) and her has-been mentalist husband Pete (David Strathairn) at a traveling carnival, he earns [...]

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Posted December 01, 2021in Film Review

‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’

A soft reboot of the original.  Being a “Ghostbusters” fan has been a tough gig. The original was one of the greatest movies ever — a perfectly paced, perfectly structured [...]

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Posted November 03, 2021in Film Review

An immersive cinematic experience

“Dune: Part One” is a spectacular film that deserves to be seen on the biggest screen possible. Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of (the first half of) Frank Herbert’s sci-fi epic is [...]

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Posted October 06, 2021in Film Review

Emotional turmoil and bizarre encounters

‘The Starling’ delivers a powerful, emotional presentation of loss. “The Starling” is a jumble of emotional turmoil and bizarre encounters. Ostensibly, the plot revolves around married couple Lilly (Melissa McCarthy) [...]

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Posted September 01, 2021in Film Review

‘Reminiscence’ offers half-remembered cop movie cliches and hard-boiled detective narration

Hugh Jackman does his best Rod Serling impression in this flick that leaves more ideas on the floor than on the screen. “Reminiscence” is a futuristic noir with precious little on [...]

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Posted August 04, 2021in Film Review

A pure thrill to watch

“No Sudden Move,” a crime thriller about the mobs that ran the Motor City, proves once again that the crooked path to a quick payday never goes smoothly. Set in the [...]

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Posted June 30, 2021in Film Review

‘Luca’ delivers a slice of summer

Feel like a kid again. Remember that time you went on summer vacation when you were a kid? Maybe it was with your family. Maybe it was at a stay-away [...]

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Posted June 02, 2021in Film Review

‘Army of the Dead’

What’s the deal with those robot zombies? Zack Snyder’s “Army of the Dead” displays, and sustains, the filmmaker’s signature brand of punch-drunk verve — at least, in certain stretches. An [...]

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Posted May 05, 2021in Film Review

‘Mortal Kombat’

“Mortal Kombat” focuses its story initially on down-on-his-luck MMA Fighter and family man Cole Young (Lewis Tan). After being recruited by Jax (Mehcad Brooks) to join the Earthrealm warriors in [...]

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Posted March 31, 2021in Film Review

‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’

“Zack Snyder’s Justice League” is finally here, and it is a markedly different film than what was released in theaters in 2017 after Warner Brothers brought in director Joss Whedon [...]

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