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‘Ad Astra’ is the terrible, majestic, urgent space opera for our time

10/10 In space, no one can hear you scream. No one can hear you do or say anything at all, in fact. That’s because in space, there’s usually no one else there. In the near future, the United States Space … Continue reading

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Once upon a film historian’s dream

7/10 I’m sure writer/director/producer Quentin Tarantino enjoys Once Upon a Time in Hollywood very much. Once upon a time in Hollywood – Feb. 8, 1969 to be exact – TV cowboy Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) tries and fails to transition … Continue reading

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Director, star spoil intriguing spy movie

Robert Zemeckis and Brad Pitt each owe Steven Knight a stiff drink. He wrote a sharp, intriguing film and they ruined it. Allied follows a pair of spies, Max Vatan (Pitt) and Marianne Beausejour (Marion Cotillard). Tasked with assassinating the German … Continue reading

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The Big Short too directly inspired

Hey, remember 2013’s The Wolf of Wall Street? Want to watch a shorter, lower-quality version? Well, have I got a movie for you! The Big Short, based on Michael Lewis’ 2010 non-fiction book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, is about the investors who predicted … Continue reading

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The Möbius strip: Bond, Brown finally crash The Martian’s party

In a predictable weekend box office race, popular newcomers Spectre and The Peanuts Movie took first and second place with $73 million and $45 million. The Martian dropped below second place for just the first time in its six-week run with $9.3 million- Box Office Mojo … Continue reading

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