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‘Molly’s Game’ spectacular

9/10 Aaron Sorkin has been holding out on us. Molly’s Game, the revered writer’s directorial debut, is based on the life of underground poker mistress Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain, with Samantha Isler and Piper Howell playing her as a teenager … 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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The Möbius strip: ‘Hidden Figures’ repeats easily as a whole batch of new releases flops

Hidden Figures reigned again over Martin Luther King Day weekend, with Golden Globe champion and Oscar favorite La La Land storming up the charts behind it. Of the new releases, it was cheap-looking STX horror flick The Bye Bye Man that performed way over industry … Continue reading

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The Visit Shyamalan’s masterpiece

After the turn of the century, everyone kind of gave up on M. Night Shyamalan. Though he entered the ’00s on a wave of critical acclaim with Unbreakable and The Sixth Sense, he steadily lost steam with dud after dud until the hotly anticipated Last … Continue reading

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