Sept. 29, 2016
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'The Hollars' Review: Family Matters

Scary hospital stays and singing sons make for a keeper

Yay From the outside, the complexity of the way a single family operates as an organism is unintelligible. Meet Don, Ron, John and their mom (Sally). ... More

Sept. 21, 2016 by Julie Ann Grimm

'Max Rose' Review

Meh When the legendary Robin Williams went dramatic (like in 1982’s The World According to Garp or 1989’s Dead Poets Society), the results wound up stunning.
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Sept. 21, 2016 by Alex De Vore

'Snowden' Review: One-Way Ticket to Moscow

Oliver Stone taps into the world of the infamous whistleblower

Yay Oliver Stone doesn’t do short and sweet. He does long and developed. Most of the time, he’s even really good at doing important, tense, conflicted moments in US history.
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Sept. 14, 2016 by Julie Ann Grimm

'The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years' Review

Yay Practically everyone is familiar with the story of The Beatles and their rise from the basement venues of Liverpool and Hamburg to unprecedented crowds of screaming fans.
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Sept. 14, 2016 by Alex De Vore

'Morgan' Review: Technological Nightmare

Do not see this movie whatever you do

Barf Major Hollywood movies about robots and AI have generally fallen pretty flat, but that doesn’t change how they’re potentially rich areas for storytelling and the paradoxical notion of what it is to be alive.
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Sept. 07, 2016 by Alex De Vore

'Hell or High Water' Review:

O, Coen Brothers, Where Art Thou?

Ok About 30 minutes into Hell or High Water, an unfortunate thought occurs: It’s trying to be a Blood Simple/Fargo kind of Coen Brothers film, but it’s failing.
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Aug. 31, 2016 by Alex De Vore

'Harry and Avis' Review

Ok Billed as an indie rom-com, this simple story leaves a lot to the imagination. Although the title suggests otherwise, and despite how Avis takes up her share of the screen, it’s more of a story about Harry.
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Sept. 07, 2016 by Julie Ann Grimm

Kubo and the Two Strings Review: All You Need is Love

Laika achieves its best film yet

Yay Animation powerhouse Laika, which previously brought us Coraline and ParaNorman, is out to blow our minds all over again with Kubo and the Two Strings, a fable heavily influenced by Japanese mythology and one of the finest films of the year.
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Aug. 24, 2016 by Alex De Vore

'Complete Unknown' Review

Meh Toward the end of Complete Unknown, one character tells the other, “That’s crazy and fucked up and kind of amazing.” In what could be the slowest movie ever made about New York City, at least those first two are right.
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Aug. 31, 2016 by Julie Ann Grimm

Pete’s Dragon Review: Hugs For Everyone

Disney shows kids respect, but tries a little too hard to tug on our heartstrings

Ok Keeping up with the endless onslaught of remakes, reboots, re-imaginings and so forth is Pete’s Dragon, the newest pile of heartwarming dreck from the fine folks at Disney.
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Aug. 17, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Microbe and Gasoline Review

Yay This premise of this movie just isn’t breathtaking. Two boys in France build a car and take a journey. Yawn. Wake us when they get there. ... More

Aug. 10, 2016 by Julie Ann Grimm

'De Palma' Review

Ok We’re not sure whether it’s the questions from behind the camera or deft editing that leaves one liking the guy. ... More

Aug. 03, 2016 by Julie Ann Grimm

Jason Bourne Review: Stillbourne

A needless return to the Bourne series

Meh Hard to believe it’s been 14 years since The Bourne Identity rolled into theaters and completely changed Matt Damon’s persona from “ho-hum” to “oh damn!”
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Aug. 02, 2016 by Alex De Vore

The Infiltrator Review

Ok In the 1980s, cocaine was king, and South American drug lords were making just crazy bonkers money by exporting their product into America through various port cities like Miami.
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July 20, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Star Trek Beyond Review: Space Sadness

A thoroughly disappointing enterprise

Meh Space: the final frontier. An infinite vacuum of darkness wherein a film series can come out strong and full of promise but then eventually devolves into a by-the-numbers affair that repeatedly follows the same plotlines apparently forever and ever. ... More

July 27, 2016 by Alex De Vore
 

Morning Word: Stolen Email Lawsuit Dropped

Morning Word A federal lawsuit filed by several people who had their emails stolen by Jamie Estrada, a former Republican operative who gained control of the Gov. Susana Martinez 2010 web domain, has been dismissed. ... More

Sept. 27, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

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