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Denver Critics Hail ‘Roma,’ Boost Film’s Momentum
6 months ago

Denver Critics Hail ‘Roma,’ Boost Film’s Momentum

Alfonso Cuaron’s deeply felt homage to his Mexico City roots keeps collecting awards.

Sunday night, Cuaron’s “Roma” earned the Critics Choice honors for Best Picture. Today, the black and white …
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‘First Reformed’ Prays for Redemption, Eco-Terrorism
11 months ago

‘First Reformed’ Prays for Redemption, Eco-Terrorism

The pastor in “First Reformed [Blu-ray]” may work in a church, but his true god isn’t the Lord above.

It’s Al Gore.

Writer/director Paul Schrader’s film, available now on Blu-ray …
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Why the Big Budget Movie Western Is Dead
3 years ago

Why the Big Budget Movie Western Is Dead

Academy-Award winner Denzel Washington led the ensemble piece, and Antoine Fuqua (“Olympus Has Fallen,” “The Equalizer”) called the shots behind the camera.

The film hasn’t scratched $100 million at the …
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‘Magnificent?’ Western Remake Is Mediocre at Best
3 years ago

‘Magnificent?’ Western Remake Is Mediocre at Best

Denzel Washington doesn’t so much as cross a toe over said line in “The Magnificent Seven.” Co-star Chris Pratt? Let’s just say he leaps over it like Nia Ali.

It’s one of …
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5 Actors You Didn’t Know Moonlight as Writers
3 years ago

5 Actors You Didn’t Know Moonlight as Writers

Instead, they crack open a laptop and start pulling double duty.

The gold standard for actors writing their own material remains Sylvester Stallone. When the man was broke and living in a …
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How ‘The Phenom’ Avoids Baseball Cliches
3 years ago

How ‘The Phenom’ Avoids Baseball Cliches

By  •  Reviews, Movies

There’s little action on the diamond, no motivational locker room speech and no slow-motion slide into home. Nor does the film portray baseball as a metaphor for American life.

Buschel’s …
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