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‘Dunkirk’ is the most Viscerally Harrowing Thrill Ride of the Summer

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Christopher Nolan seems like a serious fellow. As an interview subject his words are measured and spoken quietly. He creates powerful images and sweeping stories. For all their occasional dreary over-seriousness, Nolan’s films demand attention. They have become a sort of event. Always in IMAX or 70mm. Always impeccably shot and presented with grandeur. He […]

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Review: War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

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‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ is a striking, immaculately-realized and challenging film, a stunning technical achievement that took my breath away more than once, and a moderately disappointing ending to this remarkable trilogy. Rupert Wyatt’s 2011 ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ took most people by surprise. I know it did for me. […]

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Review: The Exhausting, Weaponized Stupidity of ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ (2017)

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Two hours into a ‘Transformers’ movie, something happens to me. It’s like this every time. Sometime after the fifth giant action sequence and before Optimus Prime makes his speech to the Autobots I start to question everything. Is it hot in here? It’s really hot outside. I know that. 117 degrees. No joke. Maybe the […]

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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.

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Monsters: Dark Continent Review

Monsters: Dark Continent Release Date: May 15, 2015 (US) Starring: Johnny Harris, Sam Keeley, Joe Dempsie Director: Tom Green Studio: RADiUS-TWC In 2010, director Gareth Edwards directed the indie sleeper hit “Monsters” where a couple played by newcomers Scoot McNairy and Whitney Able make their way across Mexico to get back to America and safery […]

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