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Amy Adams

Condescending ‘Vice’ Trips on Its Own Propaganda
7 months ago

Condescending ‘Vice’ Trips on Its Own Propaganda

Don’t be fooled. “Vice” isn’t really about former Vice President Dick Cheney.

Sure, Adam McKay’s film chronicles Cheney’s rise from what it calls a “dirtbag” to the second most powerful …
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What Critics Missed About HBO’s ‘Sharp Objects’
11 months ago

What Critics Missed About HBO’s ‘Sharp Objects’

By  •  Reviews, TV

HBO’s latest single season drama, “Sharp Objects,” came to its shocking finale Sunday.

Despite some brilliant performances the series is unfortunately a narrative failure.

This is the third adaptation of …
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How ‘Arrival’ Got Parenting, and Grief, Right
2 years ago

How ‘Arrival’ Got Parenting, and Grief, Right

It wasn’t “Arrival’s” impressive cinematography or audio that captured my attention. As a parent – and a bereaved mom – I was captivated for a different reason.

I have three …
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‘Nocturnal Animals’ Is a Cinematic Gut Punch
3 years ago

‘Nocturnal Animals’ Is a Cinematic Gut Punch

By  •  Reviews, Movies

“Nocturnal Animals,” director Tom Ford’s second film, begins with the filmmaker playfully pushing our buttons.

By the time the names of the actors and production team fade from sight, the …
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Why ‘Arrival’ Falls Short of Sci-Fi Greatness
3 years ago

Why ‘Arrival’ Falls Short of Sci-Fi Greatness

You remember the moment. The aliens finally touch down on earth. And, after a series of boops, beeps and funny hand gestures, the two species connect.

“Arrival” wonders what would …
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‘Arrival’ Scribe Can Laugh About Hate Mail Now
3 years ago

‘Arrival’ Scribe Can Laugh About Hate Mail Now

The screenwriter behind “The Thing” reboot and “Final Destination 5” clung to his dog-eared copy of Ted Chiang’s “Story of Your Life” for years. Chiang’s 1998 story lacked action-packed battles …
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‘Batman v Superman’ – Why So Serious?
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3 years ago

‘Batman v Superman’ – Why So Serious?

Not this super-serious epic.

The moment reminds us the biggest piece in DC Comics’ movie puzzle lacks what even clunkers like “Green Lantern” possess.

A sense of humor. Adventure. Joy. Because, …
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