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‘Highwaymen’ – Overdue Return of the Good Guys
2 days ago

‘Highwaymen’ – Overdue Return of the Good Guys

“Bonnie and Clyde” delivered rousing entertainment … but with a curious aftertaste.

The 1967 film’s artistic bona fides are beyond significant debate. The way stars Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway …
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What’s Changed Since ‘Making a Murderer’ Season 2?
3 weeks ago

What’s Changed Since ‘Making a Murderer’ Season 2?

For those unfamiliar with the popular Netflix series, “Making a Murderer,” the show follows the murder trials of Steven Avery and his cousin, Brendan Dassey.

The two men were convicted …
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‘Punisher’ Falls Back on Hollywood’s Go-To Villain
2 months ago

‘Punisher’ Falls Back on Hollywood’s Go-To Villain

By  •  Reviews, TV

Here we go again.

It’s easy to watch “The Punisher” season two and see more Christianity bashing out of Hollywood. The major villain is a man of faith, a monster …
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Critic v Critic: Alfonso Cuaron’s ‘Roma’
3 months ago

Critic v Critic: Alfonso Cuaron’s ‘Roma’

Few films hit Oscar season with the buzz and high expectations “Roma” enjoys.

Director Alfonso Cuaron’s deeply personal film follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young domestic worker for a wealthy, …
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Bullock Saves Gritty ‘Bird Box’ From Itself
3 months ago

Bullock Saves Gritty ‘Bird Box’ From Itself

What’s Sandra Bullock doing in a Netflix genre film?

The Netflix part is easy. Everyone is lining up to work for the streaming giant. Even Martin Scorsese joined the Netflix …
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How ‘Outlaw King’ Echoes Brexit, Conservatism
4 months ago

How ‘Outlaw King’ Echoes Brexit, Conservatism

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Netflix’s “Outlaw King” is essentially the sequel to “Braveheart.”

Robert the Bruce is one of the main characters in Mel Gibson’s epic of Scottish freedom. But in that Oscar-winning story …
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How ‘Tricky Dick’ Embraces Retro Fake News
4 months ago

How ‘Tricky Dick’ Embraces Retro Fake News

By  •  Reviews, TV

Netflix’s new documentary, “ReMastered: Tricky Dick & the Man in Black,” refers to President Richard M. Nixon and Johnny Cash, respectively.

The relatively short film (about 60 minutes) recounts the …
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Welles’ ‘Other Side’ Is Both Great and Self Indulgent
5 months ago

Welles’ ‘Other Side’ Is Both Great and Self Indulgent

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Writing about Orson Welles is like being the last cop to show up at a crime scene.

Coming up with fresh insights is nearly impossible when there are film scholar …
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Why ‘Hold the Dark’ Makes So Little Sense
6 months ago

Why ‘Hold the Dark’ Makes So Little Sense

By  •  Reviews, Movies

It usually becomes clear you’re watching an awful film well before the credits roll.

Often, it strikes you within the first few minutes. In those cases you can either embrace …
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14 Netflix Horror Movies to Scare You Silly
7 months ago

14 Netflix Horror Movies to Scare You Silly

By  •  Lists

There’s nothing better than watching a scary movie in a packed theater.

The collective breath holding. The nervous laughter. And, in some cases, the blood-curdling screams if the horror movie …
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