“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…

“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…

“Bridge of Spies” (2015): A Profile of Cold-War Courage (Review)
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“Bridge of Spies” (2015): A Profile of Cold-War Courage (Review)

Steven Spielberg hardly makes it fair. He remains the best in the business at revealing his exact emotional and informational intention with every scene while…

“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…

“Ant-Man” (2015): The First Superbug (Review)
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“Ant-Man” (2015): The First Superbug (Review)

The question of whether Marvel was big enough to “go small,” unbeknownst to some, already came pre answered before the release of Ant-Man. Agents of…

“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…