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‘Doctor Sleep’ made with love, pulled down by editing

6/10 As the ‘10s come to a close, the 30-year cycle of media nostalgia for the ‘80s is in full swing. The specific subset of romance for Stephen King media reaches its theoretical nadir with Doctor Sleep, both a sequel … Continue reading

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‘Greatest Showman’ not enough

4/10 The Greatest Showman has some lofty ambitions, but it’s just kind of shitty. The film is a heavily fictionalized account of the life of P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman) and the founding of the circus in the 1840s and ’50s. … Continue reading

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Director, studio knew ‘The Snowman’ was shockingly bad, released it anyway

3/10 The tagline for The Snowman reads, “I gave you all the clues,” which is ironic, since director/executive producer Tomas Alfredson couldn’t give us all of the scenes. In Oslo, Norway, detective Harry Hole (Michael Fassbender) — hahahaha, his name … Continue reading

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Blunt shines, Girl on the Train falters

The Girl on the Train is good. It comes recommended. But I left it thinking about how much better it could have been. The film follows Rachel Watson (Emily Blunt), who sketches during her daily train commute to New York City. Over … Continue reading

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Rogue Nation as good as any Mission: Impossible — not great by 2015 standards

Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation delivers the goods, I guess. I mean, if that’s what you call “the goods.” The movie follows Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise, who also produces), after he is disavowed FOR THE THIRD TIME by the U.S. government, … Continue reading

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