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The video game movie is a genre that precedes itself, and not for good reason. Video games are an inherently interactive medium and film is not; you do the math there.


I am unsure exactly what I expected from Judd Apatow’s (“Trainwreck”) “The 40 Year Old Virgin,” but I reflect on the viewing experience with regret. Until this week, I hadn’t seen the 2005 comedic classic.

Wild Bunch

Let’s talk about sex. Sex in film is a bit like the wild west — I’ve seen the good, the bad and definitely the ugly. Sex can be a blank canvas for a director, an arena in which to explore relationships between characters and to build the atmosphere of the film.


“Long Shot” is certainly titled around its premise: The political rom-com stars Charlize Theron (“Tully”) as the U.S. Secretary of State and Seth Rogen (“The Interview”) as her speechwriter and eventual love interest.

“Avengers: Endgame”

Marvel could have crumbled under the weight of their own ambition, their massive ensemble or the hype they’ve built up around this thing. It would have been hard to blame them for stumbling as they crossed the finish line. Instead, they’ve done something truly miraculous once again. With “Endgame,” they’ve given their unprecedented 21-chapter franchise an equally unprecedented ending.

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Daily Film explores iconic endings as the school year comes to a close.

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Henry is at once a shimmering, impossibly magnetic image of the mafia’s verve and a wide window into the harsh realities of organized crime; a brute and a sympath.

Detroit Free Press

Even as you leave, you’ll carry that with you, a small charm — an amazing grace — in your pocket.


“High Life” calls to mind “2001: A Space Odyssey” and perhaps a dystopian “Star Trek.” Rich with brilliant colors and mind-bending interstellar graphics, the film immerses the viewer in space. Puns unintended, “High Life” revolves around a black hole — an absent center representing absence itself.

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In the run-up to “Avengers: Endgame,” I’m running down every movie and TV show the MCU has ever put out and ranking them based on how well they tell their stories with the means available to them. This is the final part of a four part series.