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“Ant-Man and the Wasp” (2018): Little Moments, No Big Picture (Review)

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“Ant-Man and the Wasp” (2018): Little Moments, No Big Picture (Review)

Ant-Man and the Wasp doesn’t have a central villain. It is kept from greatness largely for this reason. Sure, there are “bad guys” who have…

“Avengers: Infinity War” (2018): The Thanos Imperative (Review)

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“Avengers: Infinity War” (2018): The Thanos Imperative (Review)

At some point all of this is going to stop working. Plenty of movies have a hard enough time getting one character right, let alone…

“The Aviator” (2004): A Burning Boyhood (Review)

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“The Aviator” (2004): A Burning Boyhood (Review)

I am genuinely amazed at just how well this films holds up today. It has probably been exactly a decade since I’ve watched this, and…

“Age of Ultron” is Marvel’s Pledge to Its Kingdom (Opinion)

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“Age of Ultron” is Marvel’s Pledge to Its Kingdom (Opinion)

This is neither a review nor defense of Avengers: Age of Ultron. This is an analysis piece in which I explain how wrongly we’re looking…

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015): Getting the Band Back Together (Film Review)

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“Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015): Getting the Band Back Together (Film Review)

Remember that shot in the action finale of The Avengers? The one where it’s made to look like one contiuous take, flowing between the heroes…

“American Sniper” (2014) & Meditations on Criticism (Review/Opinion)

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“American Sniper” (2014) & Meditations on Criticism (Review/Opinion)

Movies aren’t always for whom we think they are. With the release, reception, and buzz around American Sniper, there’s an important conversation we’re not having…

RIFF: “Art and Craft” (2014): The Art of Deception (Review)

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RIFF: “Art and Craft” (2014): The Art of Deception (Review)

Art and Craft tells the story a man named Mark Landis. Landis is a very peculiar man, a diagnosed schizophrenic who live alone in his…

RIFF: “Altman”(2014): Not Altmanesque Enough (Review)

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RIFF: “Altman”(2014): Not Altmanesque Enough (Review)

Robert Altman is one of the most remarkable, influential and singular directors in the history of American cinema. A true renegade director whose entire career…

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” (2014): The Slingy, The Sticky, & The Arachnophobia (Review)

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“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” (2014): The Slingy, The Sticky, & The Arachnophobia (Review)

It’s no secret that I hated The Amazing Spider-Man. I herald it as one of the worst superhero movies ever made and a singular black…

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” (2014): The Itsy-Bitsy Spider Climbed Up The Water Sprout (Review)

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“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” (2014): The Itsy-Bitsy Spider Climbed Up The Water Sprout (Review)

Much has been said of the eagerness with which the web slinging wall crawler  Spider-Man was rebooted following the creative failure of 2007’s Spider-Man 3,…

Thursday July 18, 2019