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‘Wonder Woman:’ the Good, the Bad and the Contextual

7/10 Wonder Woman is an uneven experience. At its worst, it’s frustrating and cliched and laugh-out-loud ridiculous, but at its best it’s majestic. In ancient times, after Ares awakened mankind’s warlike tendencies, Zeus created the amazons to appease them. The … Continue reading

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What can you say about ‘Baywatch?’

4/10 I really don’t know what to make of this movie. Can’t say it’s everything wrong with 2017 filmmaking, already did that last week. Can’t really say it’s juvenile, that’s the whole point. On Emerald Bay, the renowned lifeguard team … Continue reading

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‘Alien: Covenant’ is everything wrong with filmmaking in 2017

5/10 Watching Alien: Covenant, it’s hard not to think about the death of cinema, as director/producer Ridley Scott recently described with a remarkable lack of self-awareness. Like the edema, back pain and noxious bad breath of advanced renal failure, the … Continue reading

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‘Prometheus:’ five years later, still shitty

Prometheus is probably the most famously bad movie in recent memory. Well, no, there are a lot of people who would pretty condescendingly disagree with that. Maybe it’s the most often defended bad movie in recent memory? The worst good movie … Continue reading

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A brief history of space movies

With The Martian holding steady in the no. 1 spot, it’s time to take a look at how space has been used as a setting in movies over the years. The first space movie — the first science fiction movie, really — was the 1902 … Continue reading

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