“A Very Murray Christmas” (2015): Let It Snow, Let It Snow (Review)
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“A Very Murray Christmas” (2015): Let It Snow, Let It Snow (Review)

I’ll be honest with you.  I don’t much care for Christmas specials. Especially the live variety ones.  Most of the time the performers on them never felt…

Vivek’s 11 Favorite Films of 2015
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Vivek’s 11 Favorite Films of 2015

This was one polarizing year in cinema. I like the Top 11 format as a general matter, but it only works when there truly are…

Sverrir’s 11 Favorite Films of 2015
Opinion

Sverrir’s 11 Favorite Films of 2015

2015 was an amazing year for films of all shapes and sizes, the kind of year that makes you feel thankful for being a film…

“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” (2016): Thrilling Heroics (Review)
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“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” (2016): Thrilling Heroics (Review)

This movie is as political as the Benghazi controversy in general is. It comes with the territory, but the film is neither peddling for a…

“The Force Awakens” (2015): Anthropomorphizing a Galaxy Far, Far Away (Opinion)
Opinion

“The Force Awakens” (2015): Anthropomorphizing a Galaxy Far, Far Away (Opinion)

Sometimes, the fate of everyone ever just doesn’t matter to us. This is not a review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I like it,…

“The Knick” (2015): The Paradox of Progress (Review) (with Linus Williams)
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“The Knick” (2015): The Paradox of Progress (Review) (with Linus Williams)

This review contains no specific spoilers, and is written as a Forward to viewership of the show, but with particular insight into some of the…

The “Star Wars” Prequels Are the Best Kind of Bad Movies
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The “Star Wars” Prequels Are the Best Kind of Bad Movies

This is not an argument that the Prequels are secretly good movies. When it comes to Star Wars, I don’t think we know what constitutes…

“Creed” (2015): New Blood Ascending the Old Steps of Greatness (Review)
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“Creed” (2015): New Blood Ascending the Old Steps of Greatness (Review)

The first thing required of any critic who utters a word about a Rocky movie is that he rank the films prior to the new…

The Road to Civil War
2015

The Road to Civil War

By now you have all seen the breakdown of the two sides in the Civil War. If you didn’t, look up. The contours of circumstances…

“Room”(2015): What Moms Can Do (Review)
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“Room”(2015): What Moms Can Do (Review)

When you feature a child character in a novel that goes through some pretty rough times. Doing a faithful adaptation to the screen has got…