Category Archives: Film

Battle of the Sexes – Film Review

He was 55. She was 29. He said he was putting the show back into chauvinism. She said that dinosaurs can’t play tennis. It was the battle of the sexes, and even though the term is often used to help promote exhibition tennis matches between men and women, its most famous use refers to the […]

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle – Film Review

Look back to the obnoxious 2015 original, Kingsman: The Secret Service, and try to recall the closing scene. After all the mayhem, the young secret agent is awarded the girl as if she was a gift for a job well done. She’s Princess Tilde of Sweden, and she’s on her hands and knees with her butt […]

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Brad’s Status – Film Review

The achievement of success in life means different things to different people. For some, it’s the happiness in what they’re doing. For others, it’s the journey, not the destination (which sounds like something a New-Age guru might say, but you get the idea). For Brad Sloan (Ben Stiller) it’s having the things everyone else has […]

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mother! – Film Review

In director Darren Aronofsky’s psychological horror/drama, mother! (lower caps stylishly intentional), the first thing you’ll see is a woman’s face on fire. The skin is peeling back from the intense heat, yet instead of writhing in the agony that would come with every nerve in your system, ablaze with unimaginable pain, she stares directly at […]

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Crown Heights – Film Review

In 1980, a young 18-year-old named Colin Warner was arrested for the murder of another teenager, killed by gunshot in Flatbush, Brooklyn. A child witness was coerced by the police into identifying Warner as the murderer, even though Warner was nowhere near the area at the time. In fact, he was completely unaware of the […]

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Good Time – Film Review

Imagine a nightmare. What you’re looking for is always out of reach, and everything you’re doing can never be accomplished. Yet even though nothing works, you keep looking, and you keep going. And it it never ends. Worse, you’re not asleep. The credits for Good Time appear as late as fifteen minutes into the film. […]

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