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‘Charlie’s Angels’ poorly made, poorly sold

3/10 Charlie’s Angels was immediately an interesting idea, taking old sexploitation from the ‘70s and repurposing it as a movie about, by and for women. This is readily apparent in the marketing, which doesn’t seem to be aimed at moviegoers … Continue reading

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‘Hobbs & Shaw’ moderately improves on a franchise that needed extreme improvements

4/10 I walked into Hobbs & Shaw determined to enjoy it, because I love the personnel involved and it’s a great idea for a spinoff. I wanted to see a Fast/Furious movie that felt fresh again. But unfortunately, this movie … Continue reading

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‘Parabellum’ step down for story, step up for franchise

8/10 John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is absolutely everything you’ve ever wanted out of an action movie. It is a pants-on-head insane celebration of stunts and choreography, an asylum of guns, knives, gothic noir landscapes, hounds of hell, classical literature, blood … 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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Yes, ‘Mission: Impossible — Fallout’ is really that good

9/10 I came into Mission: Impossible — Fallout wondering, if these movies are so good, why can I barely remember any of them? I won’t be forgetting Fallout any time soon. In the film’s opening, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and … Continue reading

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