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Star Trek Discovery: To blandly go…

The new Star Trek films baffle me. They have proved popular despite their obvious lack of quality. They are incomprehensible to newcomers because they rely so heavily on material from the established franchise, and they are a slap in the ...

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

I have rarely been so disappointed with a film. Not only did I love Kingsman: The Secret Service but the sequel opens with a fight scene played out to Prince’s Let’s Go Crazy. How could a film that used Prince ...

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Nostalgic Impulse: Gladiator (2000)

I’m not sure how I managed to avoid watching this film for so long. It isn’t as though it is an under the radar classic. For years, friends have been lecturing me about watching it, which prompts me (contrary bastard ...

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Mother!: I wanna build a paradise

Mother! is the worst sort of film to review. Not because it is bad: those are great to dig one’s teeth into. No, Mother! is problematic because it benefits from knowing as little about it going in as possible. Therefore, ...

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It: You’ll float too

I seem to be getting a healthy dose of Stephen King this year. Now we come to the considerably more anticipated adaptation of 2017’s offerings, It. As with the execrable Dark Tower, I have a passing knowledge of the property ...

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The Dark Tower: Try better next time

The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed. So begins the sprawling interdimensional adventure series The Dark Tower, written by Stephen King. This dauntingly large story from one of the most successful mainstream authors of our ...

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Detroit: It’s a war zone out there

Detroit is Kathryn Bigelow’s return to the big screen with a feature length piece since Zero Dark Thirty. It dramatizes the 1967 Detroit Riots, and more specifically the infamous Algiers Motel Incident, where a taskforce of policemen humiliated and assaulted ...

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Logan Lucky: We got a plan

Jimmy Logan gets laid off from his construction job at the big Nascar circuit in Charlotte. His ex-wife is trying to move away with their daughter in tow and he’s going to need funds if ever plans to see his ...

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