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Re-examining the backlash against ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ one year later

Star Wars: The Last Jedi celebrated its first birthday last Saturday, though it feels like we’ve been living under its shadow for ages – time moves strangely in the era of American fascism. Criticism of the film exists at a … Continue reading

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‘Uprising’ doesn’t live up to original, its own potential

4/10 Pacific Rim: Uprising is a three hour epic adventure that’s been stuffed into a 111 minute box. Ten years after his father sacrificed himself in the Battle of the Breach, Jake Pentecost (John Boyega, who also produces) has grown … Continue reading

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Spoiler alert — ‘The Last Jedi’ isn’t very good

4/10 Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a colossal technical failure. It is a clear-cut case of “good story poorly told,” and that’s very painful because there are far more good ideas here than bad ones. Poor editing, which arises … Continue reading

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Late-summer catch-up: ‘Detroit’

This article contains coarse language and distressing content.  *** 6/10 Both delving into the past and ripped from the headlines, Detroit explores America’s explosive racial divide. But like so much mass media that addresses these issues, it shies away at … Continue reading

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‘The Circle’ trades complex plot for atmospheric chills

7/10 The Circle could have been better in several ways, but mostly gets where it wants to go. The movie follows Mae Holland (Emma Watson), a recent college graduate who is hired by The Circle, an Orwellian vision of Facebook … Continue reading

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