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Michael Shannon

Is Simple Decency Dead in Liberal Hollywood?
1 year ago

Is Simple Decency Dead in Liberal Hollywood?

The Hollywood dream factory is the stuff of nightmares these days.

That’s no reflection on the horror genre, on the rebound thanks to slick indies like “It Follows,” “It Comes …
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Critics Slam ’12 Strong’ – Jingoistic Film Treats Taliban Badly
1 year ago

Critics Slam ’12 Strong’ – Jingoistic Film Treats Taliban Badly

Film critics didn’t exactly throw their arms around the new action film “12 Strong.”

The movie currently sits at 54 percent “rotten” at RottenTomatoes.com. The film beat studio projections over …
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HiT Movie Reviews: ’12 Strong,’ ‘Forever My Girl’
1 year ago

HiT Movie Reviews: ’12 Strong,’ ‘Forever My Girl’

You may want to Google the story behind “12 Strong” before lining up to see it.

How could a small group of Green Berets strike a blow against the Taliban …
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This Celebrity Twitter Meltdown Might Leave a Mark
2 years ago

This Celebrity Twitter Meltdown Might Leave a Mark

Today’s stars teach crash courses on alienating large swaths of their potential audience.

Christian Bale trashed Moses in the run up to “Exodus: Gods and Kings.” The 2014 project could …
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Is Herzog’s ‘Fire’ Awful or Just a Cinematic Hoax?
2 years ago

Is Herzog’s ‘Fire’ Awful or Just a Cinematic Hoax?

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Is Werner Herzog putting us on?

It wouldn’t be the first time the great German filmmaker played a prank on his audience. “Salt and Fire,” Herzog’s latest film, is one …
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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 TV’s Diversity Push Is a Scam in Age of Trump
3 years ago

Why TV’s Diversity Push Is a Scam in Age of Trump

No, the op-ed’s portrayal of “racist” Trump voters wasn’t original. It’s the same blather we’ve been hearing across the media landscape since Nov. 8. Trump voters are racist, sexist, homophobic …
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More Movies Like ‘Midnight Special,’ Please
3 years ago

More Movies Like ‘Midnight Special,’ Please

If a property is even remotely recognizable, chances are it’s getting sequelized, prequelized or rebooted. It’s no wonder film fans mourn the “death” of original storytelling.

That’s part of what makes …
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Why You’ll Vote for ‘Elvis & Nixon’
3 years ago

Why You’ll Vote for ‘Elvis & Nixon’

Just this week President Barack Obama invited a gaggle of rappers, one with an beeping ankle bracelet, to the White House for some serious policy talk.

In 1970s, such meetings were …
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Politicized ’99 Homes’ Misses Crisis’ Toll
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3 years ago

Politicized ’99 Homes’ Misses Crisis’ Toll

By being a political affair, “99 Homes” ultimately ends up being a flat one, too.

Inspired by true events, “99 Homes” has an incredible nut of a tale from which …
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