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New wave of steadycam action continues with ‘Atomic Blonde’

8/10 Atomic Blonde is an intentionally confusing, icy cool synthpop-noir with some fun gender reversals that turns what was a unique action franchise into a growing movement in the genre. In November 1989, Berlin is aflame with civil unrest as … Continue reading

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‘Fate of the Furious’ is solid

7/10 Remember when these guys were just stealing Playstations? In Fate of the Furious, after 30 disposable minutes of honeymooning and little league soccer, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel, who also produces) inexplicably betrays his team, stealing an EMP device and … Continue reading

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Kubo condescending, animation doesn’t make up

Kubo and the Two Strings is one of those frustrating movies that starts off great, then gets worse and worse as it goes on. I’d go as far as to say it’s probably better than I’m giving it credit for because … Continue reading

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Predictably, Huntsman is a colossal mess

The Huntsman: Winter’s War is partially a prequel to Snow White and the Huntsman and partially a sequel. The plot has a timeskip in it, and the narrator — Liam Neeson, somehow — says “that entire movie happened in this spot.” It’s half-and-half. … Continue reading

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The most important female characters of 2015

Something that escaped mention in the previous year-end post is that 2015 was also a fantastic year for women in film, filled with strong characters and stronger economic motivations to serve a female audience. Given that I completely forgot about it … Continue reading

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