Film Review

A collection of articles concerning film review or retrospectives.

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BONE TOMAHAWK (2015)

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Bone Tomahawk is, for the most part, a character-driven western with lots of talky scenes. It’s also a bloody and violent western with sequences reminiscent…

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OUT 1 (1971)

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Jacques Rivette is an ongoing revelation for me. News of the French director’s death broke as I was part way through watching Arrow’s release of…

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DEADPOOL (2016)

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Let’s start with the good news: this version of Deadpool is a hundred times more entertaining than the first outing for the offbeat superhero, in…

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HAIL, CAESAR! (2016)

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The Coen brothers’ filmography is heavily populated with desks and the men who sit behind them. In the Coens’ universe, desks serve to define the…

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DAD’S ARMY (2016)

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Among the fine tradition of classic British sitcoms, few stand as revered—or, indeed, as British—as Dad’s Army. Set during World War II, this beloved BBC…

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GOOSEBUMPS (2015)

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If you grew up in the ’90s, there’s a good chance R. L. Stine’s Goosebumps books were one of your formative forays into fiction. A series…

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THE WALK (2015)

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The Walk is by no means perfect. In fact, it’s all too easy to pull apart, if you so desire. The dialogue is very expository,…