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‘Dark Phoenix’ has its merits, but falls apart as you’re watching it

3/10 X-Men: The Last Stand was a doomed production. Franchise director Bryan Singer and two of X2’s writers had jumped ship to makeSuperman Returns, which had its own problems, and 20th Century Fox producers set a May 26, 2006 release date and refused to move off … Continue reading

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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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