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London Road

London Road

Musicals have taken on dark subjects in the past, but none in quite the same way as London Road, which premiered to great acclaim at London’s Read More

Morgan

Morgan

Stories of man playing God to their own detriment are as old as creation and as each generation pushes the limits of technology and scientific morality, 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

Hands of Stone

Hands of Stone

Hands of Stone follows all commandments etched on the ancient tablets that guide biopic and boxing movie convention. The humble beginnings, the rise to prominence, the Read More

Ben-Hur (2016)

Ben-Hur (2016)

A couple of years ago, faith-based films God’s Not Dead and Heaven is for Real achieved huge box office success and revealed an underserved multiplex niche Read More

War Dogs

War Dogs

Todd Phillips does his best Scorsese approximation with War Dogs, but his shtick of celebrating dudes doing dumb, horrible things is much better suited for The Read More

Sausage Party

Sausage Party

Playing as if it were conceived while watching Pixar movies through a cloud of bong smoke – and considering the filmmakers that’s a distinct possibility, Sausage 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

Jason Bourne

Jason Bourne

It looks like a Bourne and sounds like a Bourne – what you can see through Paul Greengrass’ shaky-cam and hear of Matt Damon’s strained mumbles, Read More

Bad Moms

Bad Moms

We’ve have bad grandpas and bad bachelors (aka The Hangover films). We’ve seen bad Santas, bad teachers, and bad boys. Now it’s the maternal side of 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

Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond pulls off an impressive balancing act. It’s at once a spectacle-filled modern blockbuster, in line with the first two films of the 21st Read More

Lights Out

Lights Out

For many, a fear of the dark trumps all other possible phobias. Maybe it’s the unknown that gets the hairs standing up on the back of 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