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Friday, May 25, 2018

Tom Cruise lives the American dream in “American Made”

Martin Scorsese's “The Wolf of Wall Street” is a biopic about Jordan Belfort, played to the extreme by longtime Scorsese collaborator Leonardo DiCaprio, a Wall Street stockbroker who — oh wait wrong movie. The...

“Dumb and Dumber To”: Not Enough Dumb Fun

Before we begin, I would like to touch briefly on the subject of sequels. As we all know, Hollywood has been putting out sequels with surprising regularity. A good sequel is supposed to use...

“Beautiful Creatures” Review

“Beautiful Creatures’” debut on the big screen served as just another link in the chain of the new age teen paranormal-romance book-to-film adaptations that crowd the bookshelves in Barnes and Noble and rake in...

“Gone Girl” is Fincher’s masterful experience

Some things are better left unknown. When you go digging for the truth you might uncover something far more daunting. “Gone Girl,” the psychological thriller directed by film veteran David Fincher encompasses all the...

Greta Gerwig deftly pays tribute to hometown Sacramento in “Lady Bird”

Remember all those petty arguments you had with your mom growing up? She’d get angry at you for something you’d swear you’re not guilty of, or maybe you’d be angry at her for something...

“Happy Death Day” is harmlessly OK

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but 50 Cent’s chef d’oeuvre, “In Da Club,” plays truant in “Happy Death Day.” Tragic, but there’s a silver lining in this grievance: The film...

The Story As Told By The Men Who Lived It

  Michael Bay’s film adaptations over the last few years have been disappointing to say the least (ehem, Transformers). “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” breaks this streak of disappointing films in resounding Michael...

“John Carter” Movie Review

Disney’s John Carter was released March 9 by Andrew Stanton—director of “Finding Nemo” and “WALL-E.” The story is based on Edgar Rice Burrough’s “Barsoom” series. This action-adventure-fantasy seems to be what you get when...

“The Witch” will cast a spell on you

The rate at which good horror movies grace the box office is roughly on par with the number of supernatural encounters I have had in my life: Both are incredibly rare and no one...

“Hail Caesar!” Communists, Cabaret and Nontraditional Storytelling

I’ve been thinking about this film for hours and hours and I finally think I get it. “Hail, Caesar!” is a story about studio executive Eddie Mannix trying to manage his studio at the end...