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Narrative like shattered ‘Glass’ makes new M. Night film a tough watch

3/10 Almost 20 years ago, M. Night Shyamalan was forbidden from using the words “comic book” to describe his 2000 movie Unbreakable, about translating comic book tropes into a gritty real-world setting, fearing that the recent Batman movies would scare … Continue reading

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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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The Open Bar Review – Split

Paul and I discuss James McAvoy and whether or not dissociative identity disorder is a real thing.

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McAvoy, Taylor-Joy shine in ‘Split’

Split is a sharp, tight movie about a trapped girl and her insane captor, except when it isn’t. The movie starts with social outcast Casey Cook (Anya Taylor-Joy) forced to ride home with two of her much more well-adjusted classmates, Claire … Continue reading

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X-Men: Apocalypse a substandard addition to an otherwise improving franchise

Steven James @StevenLeeJames X-Men: Apocalypse isn’t a terrible film, but I wish it did not exist.  En Sabah Nur (Oscar Isaac), the world’s first mutant, was born in Egypt and worked his way to the status of living god. The movie … Continue reading

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