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Simpering, cowardly ‘Rise of Skywalker’ grovels its way to saga’s end

2/10 In the aftermath of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, so many disillusioned fans were demanding deep and specific revisions that the proposal to make a different version of the installment for each individual viewer became a running gag. It … Continue reading

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‘Charlie’s Angels’ poorly made, poorly sold

3/10 Charlie’s Angels was immediately an interesting idea, taking old sexploitation from the ‘70s and repurposing it as a movie about, by and for women. This is readily apparent in the marketing, which doesn’t seem to be aimed at moviegoers … Continue reading

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Re-examining the backlash against ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ one year later

Star Wars: The Last Jedi celebrated its first birthday last Saturday, though it feels like we’ve been living under its shadow for ages – time moves strangely in the era of American fascism. Criticism of the film exists at a … Continue reading

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Remaking ‘The Raid’ is a stupid, self-defeating idea and it’s never going to work

The American remake of 2011 cult classic Indonesian martial arts film The Raid: Redemption seems to finally be getting underway. All the paperwork was done way back in November 2011 — the movie didn’t even release in the U.S. until … Continue reading

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The Möbius strip- ‘Hidden Figures’ edges out ‘Rogue One,’ Golden Globes a political fiasco

In a photo finish, new release Hidden Figures has barely edged out Rogue One: A Star Wars Story for no. 1 by less than $1 million, despite playing in 1,500 fewer theaters. The movie was projected to lose by about $200,000, but outperformed expectations … Continue reading

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