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Film Review: Ghost In The Shell
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Film Review: Ghost In The Shell

I’m shocked. Like, I’m really shocked. No, not because the American adaptation of the popular 1995 Japanese anime, Ghost in the Shell, is surprisingly good or anything. I’m shocked that the film is as big a disaster as it is. I mean, it was already a bad enough movie in […]

Film Review: CHiPs
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Film Review: CHiPs

For a film that was seemingly a real game changer, it sure took a while before the imitators of the 2011 adaptation of 21 Jump Street started coming out of the woodwork. Baywatch is coming later this year doing an R-rated, seemingly self-aware take on an old television property, but before […]

Film Review: The Belko Experiment
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Film Review: The Belko Experiment

The idea of capitalism as an all seeing, all consuming monstrosity is nothing particularly new, but never has it been more portrayed with such a literal effect as it does in The Belko Experiment. The film is a collaborative effort from director, Greg McLean (Wolf Creek 1 & 2, Rogue), […]

Film Review: Kong: Skull Island
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Film Review: Kong: Skull Island

In an era where many Hollywood studios have made attempts to recapture the same magic that has allowed the Marvel Cinematic Universe to thrive with their respective franchises, from Warner Brothers’ DC films and the upcoming King Arthur films to Universal’s new revamped Monsters franchise starting with The Mummy coming […]

Film Review: Logan
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Film Review: Logan

You know a Marvel movie means business when there isn’t even a Stan Lee cameo to be found. As I’ve made clear in the past, my relationship with Fox’s approach to the X-Men films has been…complicated, so to speak. And by that I mean, I’ve been largely disliked them, from […]

Film Review: Get Out
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Film Review: Get Out

If all writer/director, Jordan Peele, did was make a simplistic horror film that exploited American racial tensions, that really could’ve been enough. As films from the black perspective are unfortunately rare in the realm of mainstream genre filmmaking (after all, they tend to be the first to go in films […]

Film Review: A Cure for Wellness
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Film Review: A Cure for Wellness

Ah, so this is what it feels like to love a Gore Verbinski film again. Oh, how I missed it! Verbinski is a fascinating director in how he manages to sneak in some really, really weird stuff while working within the big Hollywood studio system. It’s made him an interesting […]

Film Review: John Wick: Chapter 2
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Film Review: John Wick: Chapter 2

Sometimes when people try to explain the art of choreographing action sequences in film, they refer to it as a “dance.” In many ways, this makes complete sense. Both require heavy rehearsals, they are emotionally charged, take the surrounding into account, require a sense of flow, and cohesion, and they […]