Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 12:01pm
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The problem with the adaptation of “The Dark Tower” isn’t that changes were made. It’s that the changes that were made resulted in a film that only fleetingly brushes up against the epic tone to which it aspires.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 1:42pm
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The plot structure is both formulaic and predictable, with battles, comic relief and help from supporting characters appearing like clockwork.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 1:14pm
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It’s for this reason that the film “Brigsby Bear” is so honest and relatable, despite its rather unconventional circumstances.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 11:47am
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The film is stunning in the most human way. Both Collins and Noxon have struggled with eating disorders, and the character of Ellen was derived from real instances in Noxon’s life.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 1:53pm
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Where most films of the genre trade in bloody action and bountiful shots of brawny men shouting at each other, the final chapter in the “Apes” reboot trilogy is quiet. Contemplative even.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 4:46pm
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We don’t see the radioactive spider or Uncle Ben. Instead, we watch Peter come to grips with his dual identity and learn to listen to his most heroic instincts, a theme that audiences young and old will be able to relate to.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 5:23pm
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“Despicable Me 3” still has some funny moments. It relies on slapstick humor for the children and 80’s references for the parents.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 5:03pm
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It's easy to imagine that in twenty years, “Baby Driver” will be remembered as one of the movies that spawned a new generation of cinephiles.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 5:56pm
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By telling the story from the women’s perspective instead of Corporal McBurney’s (as did the 1971 version), Coppola pivots the implications of a source material which can be construed as misogynistic and demeaning towards women.

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 8:14pm
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Below average movies like “Office Christmas Party” and “The Hangover” sequels have dampened expectations for the sub-genre, but the recently released film “Rough Night” may have given the genre a small lifeline.

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