Tag Archives: 2017 reviews

REVIEW: ‘Bumblebee’ is a Nostalgia-Fueled Delight

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‘Bumblebee’ has succeeded in delivering such a well-realized and satisfying Transformers film that it’s mind-boggling it took six movies to get here. This is not only the best film in the franchise, it’s one of the most joyous film experiences

Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Director Rian Johnson (Looper, Brick) elevates the sequel to 2015’s The Force Awakens to an installment worthy of The Empire Strikes Back.

Review: Justice League (2017) – A True Ensemble Comic Book Team Film that Gets Its Characters Right.

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The long gestating conclusion of DC’s ambitious crossover film plans succeeds in course-correcting the tone of its film universe in the wake of the success of Wonder Woman.

Review: Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

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Director Taika Waititi (The Hunt for The Wilderpeople, What We Do in the Shadows) delivers Marvel Studios’ most entertaining comic book movie since 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Review: All I See Is You (2017)

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Director Marc Forster (Stranger Than Fiction, World War Z) directs this film starring Blake Lively and Jason Clarke in a drama about whether the grass is greener on the other side when given the opportunity to cross the line.

Review: The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

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Yorgos Lanthimos’ follow-up to 2016’s The Lobster is a quirky dark horror comedy riff on a classic Greek myth that, while entertaining, struggles to find a compelling narrative.

Review: The Dark Tower (2017)

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The Dark Tower introduces us to a new and decidedly darker take on a coming of age adventure.

Review: Atomic Blonde (2017)

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John Wick co-director David Leitch takes us on an neon-doused, 80’s soundtrack infused trip back in time to 1989 Berlin in this unique action spy-thriller starring Charlize Theron.

Review: A Ghost Story (2017)

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Director David Lowery composes an elegy on the concept of life in A Ghost Story, a film whose ambitions in scope ultimately undercut its central story.

Review: Valerian and The City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

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Director Luc Besson returns to the genre of the cosmic space opera with a film that creates a tremendous film universe, albeit one populated by paper thin stock characters in the leads.

Review: Spider-Man Homecoming (2017) Finally, a Spider-Man Film That Works

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Sony’s 3rd attempt at a Spider-Man film franchise reboot finally sticks the landing at delivering a compelling and relatable film version of Marvel’s signature web-slinger; thanks in no small part to its connection to the official Marvel Cinematic Universe &

Review: Baby Driver (2017) Edgar Wright Gives Us the Summer’s Most Original Film.

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Edgar Wright’s throwback genre mashup is one of 2017’s best films.

Review: The Bad Batch (2017): A Mindbending Trip Through an Existential Wasteland

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Ana Lily Amirpour’s follow-up to A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night is a burning man inspired remix of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s El Topo by way of Escape From New York and Mad Max.

Review: The Bad Batch (2017)

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A BATCH OF SPOILERS AHEAD I’m perfectly fine and able to accept a movie that isn’t holding my hand, telling me about just what the heck is going on but, if that’s the case, at least make things interesting for

Review: Wonder Woman (2017)

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Director Patty Jenkins brings DC Comics’ famed Amazonian warrior princess Wonder Woman to the big screen in her first solo adventure and the DC Expanded Universe’s first truly great film.

Review: The Wall (2017)

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One of the most interesting films of the year is an Iraq war movie starring John Cena. I know… I’m as surprised as you are.

Review: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

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Director Rupert Sanders (Snow White and The Huntsman) directs this loose live action adaptation of Mamoru Oshii’s groundbreaking 1995 cyberpunk anime Ghost in the Shell. An adaptation that invokes the visuals of its source to the exception of the heart

Review: Raw (2017)

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French director Julia Ducournau makes her feature film directorial debut with this unsettling coming-of-age horror film that does for cannibalism what Ginger Snaps did for werewolves.

Review: T2 Trainspotting (2017)

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Director Danny Boyle returns to the world of Scottish heroin addiction he first explored in 1996’s Trainspotting with most of the original cast returning to see where these characters are 20 years after the events of the original film.

Review: Life (2017)

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Swedish director Daniel Espinosa helms this science-fiction/horror film that treads much of the same steps in space as films like Alien, but doesn’t add much new to the genre.