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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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Posted March 03, 2021in Film Review

‘Judas and the Black Messiah’

On Dec. 4, 1969, the Chicago Police burst into the apartment of Black Panther Fred Hampton. Equipped with machine guns, rifles, shotguns and handguns, the police not only fired first [...]

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Posted February 03, 2021in Film Review

‘The White Tiger’

“The White Tiger” follows Balram, a poor driver who uses his wit and guile to free himself from servitude to his masters and make his way to the top. According [...]

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Posted January 06, 2021in Film Review

‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’

Powerful acting is the engine to “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” — a movie about, among other things, the struggle to achieve and maintain control. With a soundtrack that provides an [...]

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