“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…

“Ride Along” (2014): Don’t Take The Trip (Review)
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“Ride Along” (2014): Don’t Take The Trip (Review)

Ride Along was 2014’s first hit film. A buddy comedy about a police academy hopeful that goes on a ride along with his girlfriend’s brother,…

“The Raid 2: Berandal” (2014): Thugs, Slugs, & Bloody Rugs (Review)
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“The Raid 2: Berandal” (2014): Thugs, Slugs, & Bloody Rugs (Review)

The Raid: Redemption is one of the greatest action films of all time. The first scene gave us the sympathetic protagonist, Rama – a SWAT…

“RoboCop” (2014): Failing a Staircase (Review)
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“RoboCop” (2014): Failing a Staircase (Review)

I’ve noticed something about reviews of movies that have a lineage of some kind. Oftentimes, someone will say something negative about what a movie does…

‘Rush’ (2013): Ron Howard & Peter Morgan Kick It Into High Gear (Review)
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‘Rush’ (2013): Ron Howard & Peter Morgan Kick It Into High Gear (Review)

If there’s one thing his directorial filmography has taught us, Ron Howard shines when he makes films that are based on a true story. Howard…

Film Review: Raising Arizona (1987)

It’s ’80s Month on Filmophilia in September, where we try to sprinkle a few 1980s-related posts among our regular output of up-to-date reviews, news and…

Film Review: Rush

The latest film from Ron Howard comes with a disclaimer from the director and writer: “This is not a Hollywood movie”. Formula 1 drama Rush…

Film Review: Riddick

Vin Diesel‘s most famous role may be as serial fugitive/muscle car enthusiast Dominic Toretto from the increasingly outlandish and entertaining Fast & Furious franchise, but…