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Mel Gibson masterfully combines style and substance in “Hacksaw Ridge”

There are very few directors who are able to wrangle and produce a full story arc the way that Mel Gibson can. It was no...

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Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” marvels

In light of its ever-expansive cinematic universe, Marvel has done its best to make each of its entries feel unique and ...

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“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” a so-so outing for director Tim Burton

Since early childhood, Jake’s grandfather Abe regaled him with fantastical tales of his adolescence spent battling mas...

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“Deepwater Horizon” review

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon, a drilling rig located in the Gulf of Mexico harvesting oil for BP Petroleum, ...

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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...