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Victoria & Abdul – Film Review

An amusing title appears at the end of the opening credits to director Stephen Frears’ often humorous account of the biographical period drama, Victoria & Abdul. It reads,‘Based on real events,’ then adds the word, ‘mostly.’ Yet, once seen, check the details of the film and you’ll find something interesting. The statement is actually less […]

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American Made – Film Review

Remember those manic moments during the final act of Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas? It was where the world around Henry Hill spiraled recklessly out of control, and then kept spiraling. The real-life mobster took on so much, was juggling so many deals, that the ever-increasing whirlwind around him finally lifted him off the ground and practically […]

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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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