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‘The Nightingale’ Blends Genres for Maximum Impact
2 days ago

‘The Nightingale’ Blends Genres for Maximum Impact

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In “The Nightingale,” from “The Babadook” writer/director Jennifer Kent, Clare (Aisling Franciosi) is a woman living in a brutal, predominantly male environment of 19th century Australia.

Clare is Irish, enraged …
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‘Them That Follow’ Arrives with One Two Many Subplots
1 week ago

‘Them That Follow’ Arrives with One Two Many Subplots

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In the disturbing drama, “Them That Follow,” Walton Goggins plays Lemuel, a preacher who uses snakes as a pivotal part of his worship service.

An isolated community has formed around …
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Why Baldwin’s ‘The Shadow’ Was Decades Ahead of Its Time
2 weeks ago

Why Baldwin’s ‘The Shadow’ Was Decades Ahead of Its Time

The Shadow, a superhero with the ability to “cloud men’s minds,” was an odd sell for the summer of 1994.

Opening after the likes of “The Flintstones,” “Speed,” “The Lion …
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‘The Last Starfighter’ – Still the Best Video Game Movie
1 month ago

‘The Last Starfighter’ – Still the Best Video Game Movie

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Nick Castle’s “The Last Starfighter” remains the best video game movie to date and, fittingly, hit theaters when home gaming systems had just started to become a household standard.

Lance …
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‘Framing Delorean’ Is a One of a Kind Documentary
2 months ago

‘Framing Delorean’ Is a One of a Kind Documentary

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“Framing John DeLorean,” the new documentary by John Argott and Sheena M. Joyce, presents the infamous story of the automotive innovator in a manner that is positively nutty.

The narrative …
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‘Star Trek V: The Final Frontier’ Isn’t The Dud You Remember
2 months ago

‘Star Trek V: The Final Frontier’ Isn’t The Dud You Remember

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Most Trekkies worth their weight in Tribbles can name off the important Stardates that define “Star Trek” history.

Take September 8, 1966: the first time “Star Trek” ever aired on …
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Why ‘Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ Was Worth the Wait
3 months ago

Why ‘Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ Was Worth the Wait

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As the lights dimmed and Terry Gilliam’s “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” began, it hit me that I was seeing a movie that I never imagined would be made …
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De Palma’s ‘Domino’ Could Be His Worst … Ever
3 months ago

De Palma’s ‘Domino’ Could Be His Worst … Ever

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Brian De Palma’s “Domino” begins in Copenhagen, and for no apparent reason, in the barely-distant future of “June 10, 2020.”

An investigation between two cops, Christian (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Lars …
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Indy’s ‘Last Crusade’ and the Search for a Higher Power
3 months ago

Indy’s ‘Last Crusade’ and the Search for a Higher Power

“Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” is one of the great summer movies an adventure that continues to delight and inspire audiences of all ages.

Director Steven Spielberg’s 1989 film, …
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‘Trial by Fire’ Can’t Rally Behind Dern’s Performance
3 months ago

‘Trial by Fire’ Can’t Rally Behind Dern’s Performance

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“Trial By Fire” opens in Corsicana, Texas of 1991, where Cameron Todd Willingham (Jack O’Connell) is viewed by neighbors to be acting suspiciously while fleeing his home as it burns …
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