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Familiar Fish Tale

 

Wartcrap

 

That Boy Ain’t Right

 

Stuck in a Bunker With You?

 

Pop Culture, Popped

 

I Can’t Believe They Went Hare

 

Fun With Catholics and Communism

 

The 10 Best Movie Musicals Ever

 

Laughter Unshelled

 

Lady Sings the Blues

 

Too Swoll Up

First off, there is no grading on a curve here and no gold stars for trying. Just because director Michael Bay has made his first film to not star “explosions” as the lead actor doesn’t mean he gets a free pass. Pain and Gain has actual character arcs and sports an interesting point of view while attempting something modestly original. That’s what movies are supposed to do. The question is, did Bay do it well?

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Hunger Is No Game

We let people in this country go hungry. That’s the take home message of A Place at the Table, the new documentary from directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush. It is a staggering and completely honest statement. See, if the problem were a food shortage, nobody could make such an accusation; but this isn’t supply and demand. We have plenty of food in America, and yet we let millions and millions of citizens,...


I Got Beauty in My Eye!

The first film festival I attended was in Carbondale, Illinois. The field included entries from students from across the country; my 21-year-old mind was ready to be an absorbant paper towel, sponging up art like a movie-loving “quicker-picker-upper.” What I quickly discovered was that there’s a very fine line between “artistic expression” and “intellectual masturbation” and that some of the smartest people can be...


Tom Cruise’s Drone Policy

If you conceived a child back when Tom Cruise jumped on Oprah’s couch, it would now be old enough to tell you to move on. Despite welcoming back rapists and murderers when they win a Super Bowl, modern society seems intent on grudge-holding against a guy who, at worst, is a weird idiot. Oblivion is still being written into a “comeback narrative” that those with a brain stopped furthering after Mission Impossible:...


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De Palma

A documentary about director Brian De Palma in which De Palm talks about De Palma...

GRADE
B

Love and Friendship

An Austen adaptation that's a snoozefest, aside from two stinky performances...

GRADE
D

Independence Day: Resurgence

A bloated, unneeded sequel that's more chaos than cheesy fun.

GRADE
D

Central Intelligence

A buddy action movie where the buddies are put backseat to the "action." 

GRADE
B-

Finding Dory

A sequel to Finding Nemo that is pretty much exactly like Finding Nemo.

GRADE
B

Warcraft

An adaptation of a video game that will be enjoyed solely by people who loved that video game.

GRADE
F

On DVD

Midnight Special

A kid with weird powers is trying to get somewhere to do something that doesn't quite make sense.

GRADE
B-

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On DVD

10 Cloverfield Lane

A "Twilight Zone" type tale about a man keeping captives in a bunker at the "end of the world."

GRADE
A-

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