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Visually creative ‘Tolkien’ failed by fundamentally poor storytelling

3/10 With the rate at which boring, inaccurate and horrendously bad biopics win awards, Tolkien could easily have been a formulaic Oscar grab. Instead, the creative team has gone in a different, much more ambitious direction, trying to recreate the … Continue reading

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‘Detective Pikachu’ an adoring, vibrant journey into the Pokemon World

9/10 So they’re finally making a live-action Pokemon movie. I guess that’s all right. Guess the real surprise is that it took this long. Honestly, I’ve only got one request – don’t do it halfway. Don’t make some movie-product meant … Continue reading

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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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Against all odds, ‘Solo’ is pretty good

8/10 It’s finally here — Solo: A Star Wars Story, the movie-like Star Wars product that no one waited for. That’s not to say it wasn’t anticipated, but no one at Disney wasted even a moment holding their breath for … Continue reading

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‘Disaster Artist’ doesn’t understand life, does it

4/10 The Disaster Artist awkwardly begins with a bunch of director/star James Franco’s friends talking about how much they love The Room. Parks and Recreation star Adam Scott notes that even though The Room is an awful film, it’s widely … Continue reading

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