“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…

“Daredevil” (2015): Moral Shades of Red (Episodes 7-13) (TV Review)
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“Daredevil” (2015): Moral Shades of Red (Episodes 7-13) (TV Review)

Vivek already reviewed the first six episodes of Daredevil, so you can refer to that here. Hell’s Kitchen is a dark, dark corner of the…

“Daredevil” (2015): Sympathy for the Blind (Episodes 1 – 6) (TV Review)
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“Daredevil” (2015): Sympathy for the Blind (Episodes 1 – 6) (TV Review)

I am six episodes into Drew Goddard and Steven DeKnight’s territory expansion for the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Netflix superhero sensation. The sixth episode feels…

“Furious Seven” (2015): No More Funerals (Review)
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“Furious Seven” (2015): No More Funerals (Review)

The Fast and Furious franchise has an interesting opinion of itself. It reshapes its own canon on a whim while feeling beholden to it. It…

“Chappie” (2014): Like a Baby but Less Forgivable (Review)
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“Chappie” (2014): Like a Baby but Less Forgivable (Review)

Like a baby, Chappie has lots of elementary ideas and notions of creativity but it cannot execute any of them like an adult. As such…

“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…

“Foxcatcher” (2014): A Flawed Golden Eagle (Review)
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“Foxcatcher” (2014): A Flawed Golden Eagle (Review)

What I loved about Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher is that it is the first time in my recent memory that I have been confronted exclusively by…

Triple Feature: “John Wick,” “Nightcrawler,” and “Fury” (2014): The Pulp, the Camera, and the Cultures of Violence (Review)
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Triple Feature: “John Wick,” “Nightcrawler,” and “Fury” (2014): The Pulp, the Camera, and the Cultures of Violence (Review)

2014 was a pretty lackluster year in entertainment media. I say that now even though the year isn’t over and I have not seen every…

“Beyond the Lights” (2014): Why You Wanna Fly, Blackbird (Review)
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“Beyond the Lights” (2014): Why You Wanna Fly, Blackbird (Review)

It a premise that you have heard before: a young pop princess who is constantly asked to succumb to the hypersexual and fame-whoring demands of…

Five Reasons Why “Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtues of Ignorance)” is a Very Good Movie
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Five Reasons Why “Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtues of Ignorance)” is a Very Good Movie

Birdman or The Unexpected Virtues of Ignorance is such a good movie that it really shouldn’t have been.   It’s story of an actor tying to…