Movie Reviews

lost river

Lost River Review: Gosling’s Dark Detroit Drama

I love Detroit.  It’s the city that I live, and work, and it’s home to many of my favorite places and things.  It’s a city that is a husk of it’s old self, but is …

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it follows

It Follows Review: Still Want To Fool Around?

Sex equals death. The idea that young adults having sex in a horror movie being a death sentence is a common and accepted stereotype. It was commonly used in the horrors of the 80’s and …

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the salvation

The Salvation Review: Simple But Effective Revenge Western

I’m a huge fan of the western.  It’s a genre with it’s own rules, and it has provided us with some of the greatest films of all time, particularly in the middle of the 20th …

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focus movie

Focus Review: Can Will Smith Land The Big Con?

Will Smith hasn’t been very busy lately.  He’s been quiet since 2008 basically, with a brief reemergence to make Men In Black 3 and the critical failure that was After Earth.  It looks like he’s …

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kingsman

Kingsman: The Secret Service Review: Ultra Violent, Outrageous, But Fun

Kingsman: The Secret Service has been called a spy movie spoof.  It’s not that.  Right from the get go, it’s clear that Kingsman is more like a spy movie on crack.  The very first scene …

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selma movie

Selma Review – A Powerful Portrayal

It took close to half a century to get a biopic about Martin Luther King Jr. made. One of the most influential men in the history on our world, whose words have been immortalized and …

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a most violent year

A Most Violent Year Review: Oscar Is Oscar Worthy

Every year there are a number of films and actors who get snubbed at the Academy Awards.  I only complain when it’s really, really egregious because the fact is, when you’re talking about a snubbed …

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calvary film

Calvary Review: Salvation In The Suffering?

I’m not sure I will ever want to watch Calvary again.  That may be an exaggeration.  I certainly won’t be watching it again any time soon however.  So, the movie stinks, review over, right?  No. …

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The Babadook Review: Finally, A Really Scary Movie.

?Good horror movies are pretty difficult to come by these days.  Movies that really get under your skin and make you lose a little sleep.  The ones that make you turn on that light in …

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the imitation game

The Imitation Game Review

The story of Enigma is likely the most important story you had never heard.  Films based on true stories of real historical significance are always fantastic Oscar bait, particularly when they are full of fantastic …

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