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Revisiting ‘Contagion’ in the age of coronavirus

As the COVID-19 pandemic quietly spreads through the U.S. and the country very loudly grinds to a halt, movie theaters are one of many businesses that are shutting their doors. Amid news of delayed releases and entire theater chains closing, … Continue reading

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‘Assassin’s Creed’ doesn’t make sense

Steven James @StevenLeeJames Assassin’s Creed, based on the Ubisoft video game series, is a chaotic movie. Murderer Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender, who also produces) is kidnapped by the modern day Knights Templar to locate the Apple of Eden, an artifact … Continue reading

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Director, star spoil intriguing spy movie

Robert Zemeckis and Brad Pitt each owe Steven Knight a stiff drink. He wrote a sharp, intriguing film and they ruined it. Allied follows a pair of spies, Max Vatan (Pitt) and Marianne Beausejour (Marion Cotillard). Tasked with assassinating the German … Continue reading

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Stop what you’re doing and go see Macbeth

One would think the movie set primarily on Mars would be the reddest film of the year. Not so. You know the story. Macbeth (Michael Fassbender), Thane of Glamis, after winning a great victory against the rebellious Macdonwald (Hilton McRae), is … Continue reading

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