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Mortdecai

Mortdecai

You can see what attracted Johnny Depp to the character of Charlie Mortdecai: the dapper dope persona; the twee moustache; the faux heist film farce elements; Read More

Cake

Cake

In order to receive a Best Actress Oscar (or at least an Oscar nomination) a day of reckoning must arrive for all actresses that have achieved Read More

Black Sea

Black Sea

The urge to submerge has been part of our film legacy since the beginnings. From Frank Capra’s Submarine to such popcorn chewing films as Run Silent Run Deep, Hell Read More

Blackhat

Blackhat

Michael Mann’s Blackhat is a mess. It’s a slick, shallow effort from a filmmaker who usually does better — a lot better. Even when he falters Read More

Paddington

Paddington

Paddington is the kind of movie Hollywood has forgotten how to make. It’s quaint and cozy, witty without resulting to an overuse of physical shtick or Read More

Taken 3

Taken 3

Here’s an appropriate marketing slogan for this unnecessary third slog through Bryan Mills’ particular set of skills: “This time, it’s the audience that gets… TAKEN.” Seriously, Read More

Bound (2015)

Bound (2015)

One might expect a review of Bound to open by noting that the movie shouldn’t be confused with the 1996 Jennifer Tilly/Gina Gershon thriller of the Read More

Starred Up

Starred Up

In one corner of the prison drama genre, there’s popcorn fare like Escape Plan and Lock Up, slick productions with big roundhouse Hollywood punches and, yeah, Read More