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‘First Reformed’ a technical masterpiece

9/10 First Reformed is turning heads and starting conversations, and that’s what’ll get you in the door. What’ll keep you on the edge of your seat is a textbook work of art, a film in which every frame is completely … Continue reading

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‘Free Fire’ a major disappointment

4/10 After a blockbuster-a-week March, April has mostly been quiet, with studios giving a week’s deference to The Fate of the Furious and two weeks to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, sure to be two of the biggest movies … Continue reading

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The Open Bar Review – Silence

In which Paul and I analyze Andrew Garfield’s character and the ethical implications of Silence.

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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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Scorsese passion project ‘Silence’ finally hits theaters

Martin Scorsese has wanted to tell this story for more than 25 years. Silence begins with two 17th century Portuguese priests, Sebastião Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Francisco Garupe (Adam Driver) learning that their mentor, Cristóvão Ferreira (Liam Neeson), was captured by … Continue reading

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