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Scorsese lays out fears in ‘Irishman’

5/10 So, don’t tell anybody about this, but I think Martin Scorsese might be a little nervous about dying. In I Heard You Paint Houses — marketing title The Irishman — an elderly Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran (Robert De Niro), … Continue reading

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Unfortunately, we live in a society

5/10 Joker has been the talk of film media pretty much constantly since its Venice Film Festival debut Aug. 31 where it earned an eight-minute ovation and the Golden Lion. Between critical adulation and emerging worry that the film’s release … Continue reading

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The Möbius Strip: Still hooked on a feeling

As expected, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continued its reign over Mother’s Day weekend with $65.2 million. It will be interesting to see how it fares against Alien: Covenant this weekend- Box Office Mojo The MCU’s first offering, Iron Man, was humor-heavy, but it was Guardians … Continue reading

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Hands of Stone is an affront to history, filmmaking

What were they thinking here? What was anyone thinking here? Hands of Stone is a new biopic out of Cannes about legendary Panamanian boxer Roberto Durán (Édgar Ramírez, David Arosemena as a child) and his just-as-legendary trainer, Ray Arcel (Robert De … Continue reading

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Joy sunk by baffling editing

Editing in movies is a defensive job — if it’s done well, you don’t notice, but if you do notice, it’s because something went wrong, and something went very badly wrong with Joy.  The movie is a biopic — it’s not … Continue reading

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