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“Ready Player One” (2018): Life Affirmation In the Oasis (Review)

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“Ready Player One” (2018): Life Affirmation In the Oasis (Review)

This review is written by someone who didn’t read the book, and didn’t need to in order to love the movie. Movies don’t speak to…

“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…

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