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Sully

Sully

Emerging from Sully, one thought immediately and continuously rolled through my head: this true story, miraculous and inspiring though it is, doesn’t necessarily lend itself to Read More

Other People

Other People

Life sucks, but it’s also a beautiful gift. The universe is brutally cruel, yet also a graceful wonder. People can be infuriating, but they are just Read More

Don’t Breathe

Don’t Breathe

Don’t Breathe is a classic howler, a full-throttle white knuckler that is precisely designed to become a cult classic. I suppose that’s the effect of the Read More

Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad

So effective was the marketing campaign for Suicide Squad that it convinced the viewing public that the film was a rollicking blast of gleeful anarchy, the Read More

Nerve

Nerve

Ironic that a would-be sensationalistic, teen-tantric cyber thriller like Nerve would help me crystallize a long-gestating theory on high-concept polemics, but things happen. In essence, it’s Read More

Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters

There are dual responsibilities for anyone reviewing Ghostbusters: one must address the ridiculous misogynist controversy that has leached itself onto the movie’s existence, and also do Read More

The BFG

The BFG

The BFG is something of a wondrous anomaly coming from Steven Spielberg. On the one hand, it is about as inventive and beautiful as any other Read More

Finding Dory

Finding Dory

No longer does Toy Story get to claim sole credit for generating a Pixar sequel that surpasses the original. Finding Dory, the latest tentpole from the Read More

The Nice Guys

The Nice Guys

In Shane Black’s grand tradition of gruff-and-morbid buddy comedies comes The Nice Guys, which is a comedy delivered at blunt-force, with a sly smirk. It’s goofily Read More

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book is a vivid, colorful, action-packed contradiction. Its uniquely modern cinematic environment blends hyper-realistic CG with purposely artificial animation. Its story merges propulsive action Read More

The Boss

The Boss

The only thing separating The Boss from a standard, nauseating Adam Sandler film is the lingering belief that there be some inherent quality to anything Melissa Read More

Allegiant

Allegiant

Perhaps one shouldn’t be surprised by an overall lack of quality in a homogenized YA adaptation, but given the relative acceptability of its two predecessors, it’s Read More

Zootopia

Zootopia

Boy, is Zootopia a direct shot of unabashed liberalism. Disney Animation’s latest in-house creation (not a Pixar production that Disney distributes) is more fervent about its Read More