“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” (2017): Implausible Genius (Review)
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“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” (2017): Implausible Genius (Review)

I once heard it argued that Matthew Vaughn and Mark Millar only work as a duo because Vaughn satirizes Millar the way Paul Verhoeven satirizes…

“Game of Thrones” Season 7 Did Not Jump the Shark
2017

“Game of Thrones” Season 7 Did Not Jump the Shark

It jumped the shark years ago and became a Flea Bottom dweller’s Tolkien/Meyer. That’s why Season 7 exists as it is. A lot of internet…

“Dunkirk” (2017): Time as Anguish Incarnate (Review)
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“Dunkirk” (2017): Time as Anguish Incarnate (Review)

In war, no enemy is as fearsome as time. With Dunkirk, writer/director Christopher Nolan stresses this truism through an intense, enveloping, and rattling cinematic experience…

“War for the Planet of the Apes” (2017): Good Efforts in a Less than Great Film (Review)
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“War for the Planet of the Apes” (2017): Good Efforts in a Less than Great Film (Review)

When nature seems to predestine toward a fate, is there any room for nurture? War for the Planet of the Apes mounts an impressive Biblical…

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” (2017) Meta Marvel at its Worst (Review)
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“Spider-Man: Homecoming” (2017) Meta Marvel at its Worst (Review)

The Daily Bugle had a better narrative than this. Spider-Man: Homecoming is a bad movie. Squandering the fundamentals of storytelling and cowering from character emotion,…

“Breaking Bad” and the Tragedy of Skyler White
2017

“Breaking Bad” and the Tragedy of Skyler White

Skyler White did not deserve your hatred. The treatment and appraisal Skyler got from “fans” of Breaking Bad illustrates, perhaps even more-so than the lampooning…

“John Wick: Chapter 2” (2017): The Marksman’s Marker (Review)
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“John Wick: Chapter 2” (2017): The Marksman’s Marker (Review)

To what extent can the law’s ultimate body and voice be exempt from its own rules? We may have to wait for the next movie…

Vivek’s 10 Favorite Films of 2016
2017

Vivek’s 10 Favorite Films of 2016

Happy Anniversary, CineKatz! It’s been an honor to have been with this site for four years now. I have been thrilled to renew and refine…