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Review: Blade Runner 2049

Amidst near-universal critical acclaim, Blade Runner 2049 is being hailed as one of the best sequels of all-time. And while I hesitate to call it a cinematic masterpiece, I can’t help but agree with that sentiment. 2049 is a dense sequel, one that expands

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Review: Blade Runner

Few movies have influenced the science fiction genre like Blade Runner. And yet, somehow, I feel like everyone remembers the film differently. With seven versions of the film released to date, it’s hard to say which cut of the film is the

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Review: Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Professional criticism and popular opinion often disagree on big-budget blockbusters. Not that the two groups are mutually exclusive, but mainstream movies tend to create a noticeable rift between pundits and the public. And while many critics accuse Hollywood for producing

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Review: Good Time

Good Time opens during a therapy session. Nick, a young man with a mental disability, is asked why he chose to hurt his grandmother. He says he doesn’t know why; he merely acts out of impulse. But just as he begins

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Review: Logan Lucky

After years of getting kicked around, Jimmy yells out “Cauliflower!” as he runs away from a bar fight. His younger brother, Clyde, looks startled: “Did you just say ‘cauliflower’ to me?!” Cauliflower is a code word they used as children

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Review: Atomic Blonde

Nothing is more fun than a good spy thriller. It is a genre so trite in its plot elements, yet so diverse in its tonal nuances. No two spy thrillers are ever the exact same; each one possesses its own

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Review: Dunkirk

Dunkirk is a movie told through noise and fire, not through characters and words. In fairness, director-writer Christopher Nolan was never really a great wordsmith. His movies are remembered more for their intricate narratives than for their clunky dialogue. But Nolan’s

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