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40 years of ‘Star Wars’

Forty years ago today, 20th Century Fox dropped Star Wars off into the 32 theaters they could convince to screen it. It was a Wednesday. The studio was worried the movie would be swallowed by other summer releases, so they … Continue reading

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Swiss Army Man is the funniest thing in theaters, but only if you’re into fart jokes

The thing about comedies is, like any joke, they ultimately comes down to the joke-teller’s sense of humor. Co-writer/directors Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan have a really weird sense of humor. Swiss Army Man opens on Hank (Paul Dano) cast away on a … Continue reading

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Out of the Shadows could have been good, isn’t

At the end of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, after saving New York once again, the turtles are honored by the NYPD for their outstanding valor and uncompromising cooperation. Their uncompromising cooperation. Uncompromising Cooperation

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Midnight Special is just great

In Midnight Special, the cult surrounding supernatural child Alton Meyer (Jaeden Lieberher) frequently takes communion by looking into his glowing eyes. When asked, members can’t describe what they see, only that it feels peaceful and they want to see it again. That’s … 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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