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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 Takeaways from ‘Ben Hur’ Trailer
3 years ago

5 Takeaways from ‘Ben Hur’ Trailer

Trot out a new “Total Recall” or “Fright Night,” and you’re tinkering with frolicking films that can’t help but show their age.

Remaking “Ben-Hur” suggests something far more daunting … …
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Why ‘Bates Motel’ Enhances, Expands on ‘Psycho’ Legend
4 years ago

Why ‘Bates Motel’ Enhances, Expands on ‘Psycho’ Legend

Annual viewings in either my film classes or on my own only solidified my deep infatuation with it. The story of the American Dream, gone horribly wrong, as embodied by …
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