Snowden

SnowdenSnowden: whatever power there is in this Oliver Stone’s film, it comes from the issue being portrayed Continue reading

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Hoosiers

HoosiersHoosiers: David Anspaugh’s film is an exemplary specimen of the underdog Continue reading

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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Jack Reacher Never Go BackJack Reacher: Never Go Back: Edward Zwick’s film is somewhat competent as an action flick, but Continue reading

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find ThemFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: David Yates had a tricky proposition in front of him: Continue reading

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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Dr StrangeloveDr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb: there aren’t many (if any) satires that are as Continue reading

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Arrival (2016)

ArrivalArrival: Denis Villeneuve’s film is a bit of a mindbender, but that’s the least Continue reading

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The Birth of a Nation (2016)

The Birth of a NationThe Birth of a Nation: the story that Nate Parker’s film intends to tell is one of immense power and sadness, more so Continue reading

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9 (2009)

99: post-apocalyptic stories come in many different shapes, but the one being told in Shane Acker’s film is a Continue reading

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Dirty Harry

Dirty harryDirty Harry: Don Siegel’s film tells a story that today is very recognizable (in part, Continue reading

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Doctor Strange (2016)

Doctor StrangeDoctor Strange: Scott Derrickson’s film, as an origin story, suffers the usual ailment: Continue reading

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