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  • Bokeh is thematically devastating but visually intimate and narratively poetic.

    Bokeh

    Bokeh is thematically devastating but visually intimate and narratively poetic.

  • You know Hollywood is running out of ideas when a hallmark TV series is made into a big screen production, and then recycled and redecorated with a bigger budget for a new generation. That’s perfectly acceptable with franchises like the Jurassic Park films, where sequels are released every decade or so and aimed at a specific cluster of the audience. Power Rangers, on the other hand, has no idea who its target audience is and here’s probably why: a suit from Lionsgate (yes, Lionsgate) green-lit the reboot even as the TV series is still being aired, hired screenwriters who wrote superhero films […]

    Power Rangers

    You know Hollywood is running out of ideas when a hallmark TV series is made into a big screen production, and then recycled and redecorated with a bigger budget for a new generation. That’s perfectly acceptable with franchises like the Jurassic Park films, where sequels are released every decade or so and aimed at a specific cluster of the audience. Power Rangers, on the other hand, has no idea who its target audience is and here’s probably why: a suit from Lionsgate (yes, Lionsgate) green-lit the reboot even as the TV series is still being aired, hired screenwriters who wrote superhero films […]

  • Skull Island isn't impressively intelligent but it is overwhelmingly gorgeous and a kickass spectacle worthy of the big screen.

    Kong: Skull Island

    Skull Island isn’t impressively intelligent but it is overwhelmingly gorgeous and a kickass spectacle worthy of the big screen.

  • Subverts every expectation you have of superhero movies taking a much-loved character & making him iconic.

    Logan

    Subverts every expectation you have of superhero movies taking a much-loved character & making him iconic.

  • Split not only has Shyamalan back on the saddle but also rewards fans for their patience in his return to form.

    Split

    Split not only has Shyamalan back on the saddle but also rewards fans for their patience in his return to form.

  • Outside its technical and artistic sense, Silence is both an examination and antithesis on faith and spirituality.

    Silence

    Outside its technical and artistic sense, Silence is both an examination and antithesis on faith and spirituality.

  • Patriots Day is a heartfelt tribute to the real life heroes of the Boston terror attacks.

    Patriots Day

    Patriots Day is a heartfelt tribute to the real life heroes of the Boston terror attacks.

  • Birth of a Nation might not be perfect but it is a competent retelling about a catalytic moment in the black freedom struggle.

    The Birth of a Nation

    Birth of a Nation might not be perfect but it is a competent retelling about a catalytic moment in the black freedom struggle.

  • La La Land is a sincere love letter to Hollywood musicals, the city of L.A. but most all, the movies.

    La La Land

    La La Land is a sincere love letter to Hollywood musicals, the city of L.A. but most all, the movies.

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