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Movie Review Hostiles

Scott Cooper is one of the most focused and intense filmmakers working today and the proof of that comes in his latest film, the western, Hostiles. Hostiles stars Christian Bale as military officer in the New Mexico territory who has … Continue reading

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Ranking the Movies of 2018 Week 2

It’s week two of my ranking the movies of 2018 and so far, not much has stood out in terms of themes. I have seen 13 movies so far in 2018 with three classics, only one that wasn’t a disappointment, … Continue reading

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My Predictions for the Oscar Nominations 2018

The Academy Award nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 23rd; likely before this column is published. Nevertheless, as out of date these predictions will be by the time you read this, I wanted to get my predictions down, in … Continue reading

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Movie Review Den of Thieves

It’s well established in my podcasting and writing career that I do not care for the work of actor Gerard Butler. Butler’s acting tends to be lazy and inconsistent, and the movies he chooses to make range from mediocre to … Continue reading

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Movie Review 12 Strong

The story of the Horse Soldiers of Afghanistan in the wake of the September 11th attack is pretty damn remarkable. As told in 12 Strong, 12 American soldiers became the first American soldiers to hit back at al Qaeda by … Continue reading

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Movie Review Forever My Girl

Woof! Forever My Girl is a bad movie. This pseudo-Nicholas Sparks romance about a country music star who walked out on his wedding day and never went back to his hometown for seven years never, never rises above mediocre. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Documentary Review: Act & Punishment

I will admit, I didn’t pay close enough attention to what Pussy Riot was really about. In my very Midwestern American way, I passively dismissed Pussy Riot simply because the name made me a little uncomfortable. I certainly could not … Continue reading

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My New Column: Ranking the Movies of 2018

In what I can only assume is some fit of temporary insanity that will eventually break and leave me having forgotten that I ever conceived of such a notion, I’ve decided to keep a ranking of every movie I watch … Continue reading

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Movie Review The Post

The Post is an of-the-moment history lesson about the important role of the media in America. Steven Speilberg has made arguably the most relevant movie of our political moment, given the way that President Trump has made attacking the media … Continue reading

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Movie Review Raw

I hate the movie Raw. I hate every second of the movie Raw. This challenging cannibalistic French horror movie put me through the ringer for 99 challenging minutes and I hated it. And yet, I can’t say it isn’t a … Continue reading

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