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Review: Pokemon Detective Pikachu

I'll be honest, I have no faith when it comes to adaptations and spin-offs of established media. So walking into Pokemon Detective Pikachu for review, I was ready for cliches, tropes, and lazy slapdash world building. I can't believe how mu...

 
 
 
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Tribeca Review: Crown Vic

I feel like cops in media get a bad rap. Not because I think all cops are shown as being evil or corrupt, but because most cop shows or movies don’t really showcase what life is actually like as a cop. When people think of cops in mov...

 
 
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Tribeca Review: Blow the Man Down

Imagine, if you will, a sleepy little fishing town in Maine. Imagine seeing the ocean, calm and serene, with a few ships bobbing in the water like toy boats. Then we pan over to the dock where a stocky fisherman starts leading the other doc...

 
 
 
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Review: Dogman

Italian cinema is one of my biggest holes as a critic. When it comes to seeing movies from across the globe, I've seen plenty of movies from Japan (both of the animated variety and not), some movies from Korea and Taiwan, and a healthy amou...

 
 
 
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Review: Dragged Across Concrete

It can be a tricky thing to make a film violent. Is it going to be fun violence? You watch Raiders of the Lost Ark and oh my god that guy was chopped up by plane propellers! But it’s okay because 1. He’s a Nazi, 2. We don’...

 
 
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Review: Ash is Purest White

What is your life going to look like in the future? Who will you be close to, what will you do? I have a tough time picturing what I’m doing for dinner this week, let alone answering those questions. With Ash is Purest White, Chinese ...

 
 
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SXSW Review: The Highwaymen

We've all seen Bonnie and Clyde. We've all seen it, right? Jesus, people. Watch the classics. Fine, go watch Bonnie and Clyde then we can continue on. Now that we're all where we should be, remember the bumbling Texas police officer th...

 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Birds of Passage

Producing a follow up to 2015's stark Amazonian adventure Embrace of the Serpent must be an unenviable task. Where that film--the first Columbian production to be nominated at the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film--seeps in...

 
 
 
 
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See Miss Bala early and free

I'm not even going to pretend to be all that interest in Miss Bala, an American remake of a fantastic foreign film. There's just nothing in it that looks all the interesting to me. It seems to take the dramatic original and turn it into far...

 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Backtrace

I woke up at 11:30 a.m. this morning to my phone alarm, before setting it to snooze and drifting back to sleep for another half-hour. Just after noon, I crawled like caterpillar out of bed, my feet hitting the cold floors of my apartment. M...

 
 
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Review: The Girl in the Spider's Web

Lisbeth Salander should not be a superheroine. While the character is resourceful and strong, physically, mentally, and morally, The Girl in the Spider's Web turned her into some sort of action movie secret agent-type. As satisfying as...

 
 
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Nicole Kidman goes bad lieutenant in Destroyer trailer

Nicole Kidman isn't one to shy from darker films like last year's crippling The Killing of a Sacred Deer, but Destroyer may see her at her most transformed. She's as scorched as the desert surroundings, more than a few screws short, and on...

 
 
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Review: Daredevil (Season 3)

Matt Murdock has had a hard life. Just when you think our favorite superpowered blind lawyer vigilante has totally hit rock bottom, the extraordinary situations that he gets into keeps bringing him lower and lower. Matt, a devout Catho...

 
 
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Review: Titans (Season 1)

There comes a point in one's life where they become disillusioned with the world and their surroundings, and when one's optimism and idealism become cynicism and nihilism. In Titans, that disillusionment is a constant in a wo...

 
 
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Daredevil is back in black in these new season 3 photos

Those of you missing the brooding nature of Daredevil and its heavy-handed Catholic imagery can take solace in some newly-released stills of the third season. Recently receiving a new trailer and release date, this street-level superhero sh...

 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Orange is the New Black - Season Six

For the past few years, I’ve grown tired of how Netflix has been conducting its shows. While it is nice to have an entire season available at once, the writing that goes into Netflix’s original series tends to be so sloppy that ...

 
 
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Fargo season 4 to star Chris Rock

Celebrated comedian and co-star of Grown Ups 2 is due to star in the next season of Fargo, the critically-acclaimed FX crime drama/dark comedy/genre-bender. The anthology series by Noah Hawley (Legion) is loosely based on the...

 
 
 
 
 
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First photo from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood released

The lead up to a new Quentin Tarantino movie is almost as much as a spectacle as the movie itself, what with the rumors and the controversy, and the slobbering over any new information. Well beware in the front row you might get a lit...

 
 
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The perfection of Hannibal Part 2: Rudeness

By the summer of 2014, Hannibal had just concluded its second season with an explosive finale that left viewers shocked. The series was renewed for a third season, praise for the series was unprecedented, and fans were ravenous for more con...

 
 
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The perfection of Hannibal Part 1: Kaiseki

Kaiseki: A type of art form that balances the taste, texture, appearance, and colors of food. Finished dishes are carefully presented on plates that are chosen to enhance both the appearance and the seasonal theme of the meal.&nbs...

 
 
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Review: Cartel 2045

Putting a direct to video grindhouse-esque movie up for review is a bit of a conundrum because you know what you are getting into when you press play, and it's not going to be "good" per se. But what happens when the movie is so bad that it...

 
 
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American Animals trailer shows off a fratboy heist

There's something about the "people who have absolutely no business committing a crime try to commit it anyway" flavor of dark comedy that makes it one I can never get enough of, and with how stellar last year's I, Tonya was, I'm certainly...

 
 
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Review: Murder on the Orient Express

Adaptions are tricky. Any work that is remade will inevitably draw comparison from versions that came before, whether positive or negative. Differences in direction, photography, acting, theming and execution are felt immediately by anyone ...

 
 




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Aniara"How grim it is, one's detonation."

 

All is True"To die, to sleep - no more"

 

A Dog's Journey"Old Yeller eat your heart out"

 

Perfect"More plastic than meat"

 

Saint Bernard"This guy's got some problems with wood"

 

Pokemon Detective Pikachu"The ending was not very effective"

 

The Hustle"A remake for those who have not seen the original"

 

Redcon-1"Doomsday but longer and worse"

 

Tribeca Georgetown"That's nearly a bingo"

 

Tribeca Crown Vic"I am... the LAW"

 

Tribeca After Parkland"A not so fitting memorial"

 

Shadow"Wuxia romance by way of Shakespeare and Machiavelli"

 

Uglydolls"You ain't got no alibi"

 

Long Shot"You'll probably tape over your laptop camera from here on out"

 

Tribeca Bliss"Paint it red, red, and more red"

 

Sundance 2019 : Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile"Zac Efron goes from heartthrob to heartless monster"

 

Knock Down The House"Everyone loves an underdog"

 

Room for Rent"Why old women shouldn't read romance novels"

 
 
 
 
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