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Ford v. Ferrari (Movie Review)

Directed by: James MangoldWritten by: Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, Jason KellerStarring: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Berntha Ford v. Ferrari promises a showdown between car companies. It is, partly, and it fulfills the promise of its title in spectacular fashion, with one of the most spectacular racing scenes I’ve…
December 6, 2019
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Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Title: Blade Runner 2049Directed by: Denis VilleneuveFilm series: Blade Runner Film SeriesScreenplay: Hampton Fancher, Michael Green In the season of “Flatliners” and “It” being remade and released, “Blade Runner 2049” is yet another recent offering of 1980s pop-culture nostalgia. It’s a $155 million work of fan-fiction that…
October 18, 2018
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Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

Title: Solo: A Star Wars Story Directed by: Ron Howard Written by: Jonathan Kasdan and Lawrence Kasdan Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Paul Bettany, and Joonas Suotamo Music by: John Powell Solo, the new Disney Star Wars movie, begins with a flash of light. Then the screen goes…
June 2, 2018
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Ready Player One (2018)

Title: Ready Player One Directed by: Steven Spielberg Written by: Zak Penn and Ernest Cline Starring: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe, Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg Music by: Alan Silvestri If at the end of a movie I feel stupider than when it started, I figure that…
April 27, 2018
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Game Night (2018)

Title: Game Night Directed by: John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein Written by: Mark Perez Starring: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Jesse Plemons, Kyle Chandler, Lamorne Morgan, Kylie Bunbury Music by: Cliff Martinez From its opening shot, “Game Night” knows exactly what it is: an escapist…
March 9, 2018
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American Made (2017)

Title: American MadeDirected by: Doug LimenWritten by: Gary Spinelli As a child of the 1980s, I was repeatedly told to say “no” to drugs. Our school had the D.A.R.E program, and we watched a variety of anti-drug after-school specials. There was a rather cute D.A.R.E. dog which…
November 17, 2017
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The Dark Tower (2017)

Title: The Dark Tower Directed by: Nikolaj Arcel Written by: Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Pinker, Anders Thomas Jensen, Nikolaj Arcel Starring: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor Music: Junkie XL In a just world, consumers would receive refunds for The Dark Tower. The movie deserves long lines of protestors standing outside…
August 24, 2017
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Dunkirk (2017)

Title: Dunkirk Directed by: Christopher Nolan Screenplay by: Christopher Nolan Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy Music by: Hans Zimmer The men crouch on the beach, ducking for cover from the divebomber’s bombs.  A pilot crashes into the English Channel,…
August 3, 2017