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Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange

As Marvel Studios expands its empire into decidedly lesser-known superhero properties, it’s becoming increasingly clear that said properties are the real MCU playgrounds. While the core Read More

The Accountant

The Accountant

The Accountant is a film whose ambitious intricacy is also its undoing. A movie with so many characters and narrative strands that dangle, loosely interconnected, with Read More

Queen of Katwe

Queen of Katwe

Is Queen of Katwe so refreshing because it’s necessary, or so necessary because it’s refreshing? Perhaps that’s an odd sidebar observation for a film that is Read More

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