“Rogue One” Is Not Canon
2016

“Rogue One” Is Not Canon

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story contradicts the established facts of Star Wars. Merits of the film aside, it is, for that reason, an illegitimate…

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (2016): The Sudden Silencing of Inspiration (Review)
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“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (2016): The Sudden Silencing of Inspiration (Review)

Can a film functioning presented as a prequel to a much-beloved work of genuine art craft or rework its inspiration into a valuable and resonant…

“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…

“The Martian” (2015): Solving Problems into the Future (Review)
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“The Martian” (2015): Solving Problems into the Future (Review)

This movie was made by the guy whose first breakout feature (Alien) came with the tagline: “In space, no one can hear you scream.” Ridley…

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…

“Profile of a Killer” (2012): Try to understand his mind (Review)
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“Profile of a Killer” (2012): Try to understand his mind (Review)

This week I read a message on Facebook about an article about an inmate’s last meal while he was on death row. The man was…

RIFF “A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence” (2014): Swedish Nihilism (Review)
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RIFF “A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence” (2014): Swedish Nihilism (Review)

Swedish director Roy Andersson has had a long and fruitful career as a filmmaker, he’s 71 years old and has been working in the biz…

“Nightcrawler” (2014): Hot Water and a Toothbrush (Review)
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“Nightcrawler” (2014): Hot Water and a Toothbrush (Review)

Relying, to a fault, on the all-too familiar evolutionary misstep of informative media. The demand for immediate, uncensored news, the mind-numbing over-saturation of available outlets,…

“Paris of the North” (2014): A Very Icelandic Movie (Review)
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“Paris of the North” (2014): A Very Icelandic Movie (Review)

A small, isolated town. A repressed, rather awkward and pathetic protagonist. Alcoholism. Incompetent fathers. Yep, what we have here is an Icelandic movie. It’s a…

“Project Wild Thing” (2013): Go Outside and Play (Review)
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“Project Wild Thing” (2013): Go Outside and Play (Review)

“Nature is the ultimate playground for children” are the words that ring out from David Bond’s megaphone as he promotes his product. Our product. Nature….