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‘Shape of Water’ enjoyable, can’t help but feel underwhelming

8/10 The no. 1 movie of the year at the box office is Beauty and the Beast. Its top Oscar contender is Mutey and the Frog Person. Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water follows Elisa Esposito (Sally Hawkins), who … Continue reading

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‘Nocturnal Animals’ gets you your visual storytelling fix

Steven James @StevenLeeJames If you are not just a fan of great acting and writing, but also appreciate the use of lighting and color to produce top-notch visuals — the kind that should be the norm and not the exception … Continue reading

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Midnight Special is just great

In Midnight Special, the cult surrounding supernatural child Alton Meyer (Jaeden Lieberher) frequently takes communion by looking into his glowing eyes. When asked, members can’t describe what they see, only that it feels peaceful and they want to see it again. That’s … Continue reading

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Dawn of Justice surprisingly not unwatchable, but an extremely hollow adaptation

  There seemed to be only two ways Batman v Superman: Civil War Dawn of Justice could go — completely awful and also incredibly sad and dull to the point that you couldn’t even laugh at it, or completely awful, but in … Continue reading

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