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Oliver Stone’s “Snowden” leaks of missed opportunity

Edward Snowden, the man responsible for leaking classified information regarding the NSA to the public, is currently liv...

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“The Witch” explores boundaries of Christianity and horror genre

“The Witch,” directed by Robert Eggers was first released in January at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival where it won...

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“The Visit” return to classic Shyamalan

For the past decade, M. Night Shyamalan has seemed bent on killing his career. After a period of success in which the di...

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‘Jurassic World’ is fun, but ultimately disappoints

I have generally found that films which get off to a bumpy start have a knack for picking up speed in the second and thi...

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Cinematically beautiful ‘Walter Mitty’ still lacking

It’s a beautiful picture. Rolling hills, unscalable mountains, deep and vast oceans. The kind of picture that ignites ...

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Entertaining ‘Hobbit’ misses spark of original trilogy

The much-anticipated second installment of Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” trilogy, “The Hobbit: The Desolation...

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Disney’s ‘Frozen’ is a return to its classic roots

For better or worse, Disney is certainly not what it used to be. While the company canned its 2-D animation department r...

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Robert Redford shines in remarkable ‘All Is Lost’

Somewhere in the Indian Ocean, an old mariner (Robert Redford) wakes up to discover a hole in his boat. We know nothing ...

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‘12 Years a Slave’ a beautiful and disturbing masterpiece

“12 Years a Slave” has been getting a lot of Oscar vibes, and for good reason. This gripping adaptation of Solomon N...

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‘Elysium’ wastes an intriguing premise

What happens when the number of humans on earth exceeds the amount that can actually fit on the planet? What will we do ...