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Film review: “Last Flag Flying” (2017)

“Last Flag Flying” (2017) Drama Written by: Richard Linklater & Darryl Ponicsan Directed by: Richard Linklater Featuring: Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, and Laurence Fishburne Larry ‘Doc’ Shepherd: “I’m not going to bury a marine. I’m just going to bury my son.” This new movie co-written and directed by the great Richard Linklater is not something that you might immediately expect from him after […]

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Film review: “Avengers: Infinity War”(2018)

“Avengers: Infinity War” (2018) Action Running Time: 149 minutes Written by: Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely Directed by: Anthony Russo & Joe Russo Featuring:  Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Josh Brolin, and Chris Pratt Nick Fury: “There was an idea… Tony Stark: “To bring together, a group of […]

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Film review: “Winchester” (2018)

“Winchester” (2018) Horror Running Time: 99 minutes Written by: Tom Vaughan & The Spierig Brothers Directed by: The Spierig Brothers Featuring: Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke and Sarah Snook Arthur Gates: “It’s a gargantuan seven storied structure with no apparent rhyme or reason. Each maze of halls more confusing than the next. It’s under never ending construction. It’s built on the orders of a grieving […]

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Film review: “Pacific Rim: Uprising” (2018)

“Pacfic Rim: Uprising” (2018) Action/Science Fiction Running Time: 111 minutes Written by: Emily Carmichael, Kira Snyder, Steven S. DeKnight & T.S. Nowlin Directed by: Steven S. DeKnight Featuring: John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Jing Tian, Adria Arjona, Zhang Jin, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman Voice: “What is a Jaeger? A Jaeger is the pinnacle of human invention. When the monsters came we did now wait for […]

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Film review: “Insidious: The Last Key” (2018)

“Insidious: The Last Key” (2018) Horror Running Time: 103 minutes Written by: Leigh Whannell Directed by: Adam Robitel Featuring:  Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Spencer Locke, Caitlin Gerard, and Bruce Davison Elise Rainier: “I’m going to get the attention of all the spirits in this house. I need things that were important to Garza. Specs, go upstairs. There is a bible he held very dear […]

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Film review: “Peter Rabbit” (2018)

“Peter Rabbit” (2018) Comedy Running Time: 95 minutes Written by: Rob Lieber & Will Gluck Directed by: Will Gluck Featuring:  Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne, and Sam Neill, with the voices of James Corden, Daisy Ridley, Margot Robbie, and Elizabeth Debicki Thomas McGregor: I’m allergic to blackberries. Peter Rabbit: [From above]*Allergic* to *blackberries*? Peter Rabbit: Is that even a thing? Is that where we’ve gone to? I mean, suddenly *everyone* is […]

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Film review: “Ready Player One” (2018)

“Ready Player One” (2018) Sci-Fi Running Time: 140 minutes Written by: Zak Penn & Ernest Cline Directed by: Steven Spielberg Featuring:  Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe, Letitia Wright, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg, and Mark Rylance James Halliday: “Hello, if you’re watching this, I’m dead. I created a hidden object, an Easter egg. The first person to find the egg will inherit half a trillion […]

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Film review: “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” (2017)

“Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool” (2017) Drama Running Time: 106 minutes Written by: Matt Greenhalgh Directed by:  Paul McGuigan Featuring:  Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Vanessa Redgrave, Julie Walters, Kenneth Cranham, Stephen Graham, Frances Barber and Leanne Best Peter Turner: “Has anyone ever told you that you look like Lauren Bacall when you smoke?” Gloria Grahame: “Humphrey Bogart. And I didn’t like it then either.” Each year there are a […]

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Film review: “The Death of Stalin” (2017)

“The Death of Stalin” (2017) Comedy/Drama Written by: Armando Iannucci, David Schneider, Ian Martin & Peter Fellows Directed by: Armando Iannucci Featuring: Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Rupert Friend, Jason Isaacs, Michael Palin, Andrea Riseborough and Jeffrey Tambor Vasily Stalin: I know the drill. Smile, shake hands and try not to call them cunts.  This week sees the release of a bit of an enigmatic film, […]

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Film review: “Tomb Raider” (2018)

“Tomb Raider” (2018) Action Written by: Geneva Robertson-Dworet & Alastair Siddons Directed by: Roar Uthaug Featuring: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, and Kristin Scott Thomas Receptionist: “What’s your name?” Lara Croft: “Lara.” Receptionist: “Surname?” Lara Croft: “Croft.” As we get closer to the lucrative summer movie season in the US there are more and more movies trying to get in early, […]

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Film review: “Goodbye Christopher Robin” (2016)

“Goodbye Christopher Robin” (2016) Drama Running Time: 107 minutes Written by: Frank Cottrell-Boyce & Simon Vaughan Directed by: Simon Curtis Featuring: Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, and Kelly Macdonald Daphne Milne: “You know what writing a book against war is like? It’s like writing a book against Wednesdays. Wednesdays… are a fact of life, and if you don’t like them, you could just stay in […]

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Film review: “Black Panther” (2018)

“Black Panther” (2018) Action Written by: Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole Directed by: Ryan Coogler Featuring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis Ulysses Klaue: “Tell me something. What do you know about Wakanda?” Everett K. Ross: “It’s a Third-World country. Textiles, shepherds, cool outfits.”  Ulysses Klaue: “All a front. Explorers have searched for […]

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Film review: “Coco” (2017)

“Coco” (2017) Animated/Pixar Running Time: 109 minutes Written by: Adrian Molina & Matthew Aldrich Directed by: Lee Unkrich & Adrian Molina Featuring:   Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Renée Victor, Ana Ofelia Murguía, and Edward James Olmos Abuelita: “No music!” It may be difficult to believe but it has been over twenty years since the first Pixar full-length film was released, the always great and […]

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Film review: “Lady Bird” (2017)

“Lady Bird” (2017) Drama Running Time: 93 minutes Written & Directed by:  Greta Gerwig Featuring: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet, Tracy Letts, Beanie Feldstein, Stephen McKinley Henderson, and Lois Smith Marion McPherson: “I want you to be the very best version of yourself that you can be.”  Christine ‘Lady Bird’ McPherson: “What if this is the best version?” You may be forgiven in thinking that this […]

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Film review: “The Post” (2017)

“The Post” (2017) Drama Written by: Liz Hannah & Josh Singer Directed by: Steven Spielberg Featuring:  Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Carrie Coon, and Matthew Rhys Ben Bradlee: The way they lied, those days have to be over. This should have been a year of protest, where Hollywood made comments on the past two years of US politics as well […]

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Film review: “Molly’s Game”(2017)

“Molly’s Game” (2017) Drama Running Time: 140 minutes Written & Directed by: Aaron Sorkin Featuring:  Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Brian d’Arcy James, Chris O’Dowd, Bill Camp, Graham Greene, Claire Rankin, Joe Keery, and Jeremy Strong Molly Bloom: “I’ll be hosting a game in this suite every Tuesday night. The first buy-in, two hundred and fifty thousand.” Disappointment is the word that comes to mind after watching […]