Tag Archives: Inception

On ‘Tenet,’ ‘Fury Road’ and the end of blockbusters

Tenet came out on DVD Dec. 15, 2020, three months and change after its long-delayed theatrical release over Labor Day weekend. It’s still playing in 70 theaters as this is being written, I’m actually of a mind to go see … Continue reading

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Don’t try to understand ‘Tenet,’ just feel it

9/10 God damn it’s good to be back at the movies. A fresh-faced protagonist (John David Washington) is promoted from the CIA to an international secret society called Tenet. He is introduced to “inverted” munitions, bullets made at an unknown … Continue reading

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‘Little Women’ charming, too difficult to follow

4/10 Louisa May Alcott’s original novel “Little Women” was published in two volumes in 1868 and ’69 straddling a three-year in-narrative timeskip, then published as a single volume in 1880. In this, the seventh film adaptation of the material, writer/director … Continue reading

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‘Dunkirk’ a white-knuckled thriller

9/10 Dunkirk isn’t just a movie, it’s a sensory experience. The film tells the story of the Miracle of Dunkirk, the 1940 British operation in which 338,226 soldiers who had been pinned down at Dunkirk beach after losing the Battle … Continue reading

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Anime adaptation a generic ‘Ghost’ in a switched-up ‘Shell’

5/10 Boring. Risk-free. Done to death. White-washed, and not just in the controversial casting decisions. Ghost in the Shell is a uniquely Japanese property, and much needed to be changed for it to translate from late ’80s Japanese audiences to … Continue reading

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