Film

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On the most basic level possible, “Friend Request” is a monumentally ill-advised movie.

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The film’s ultimate strength lies in its avoidance of clichés in telling the Marathon bombing narrative.

Everything Aronofsky does perpetuates the idea of “genius” as something that one man (always a man) achieves in a state of monomania, locked in his room, scribbling his masterpiece, riding the wave of adrenaline and the compulsion of God, the muses or innate and unmatchable skill.

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As extremist groups of all kinds continue to cause terror and fear all across the globe it is important now more then ever not to forget what happened in Cambodia in the ’70s.

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While the film does address issues in the legal system facing people of color and the horrifying results of William’s case, the film also documents a family — one forever changed by a bullet.

Despite its shortcomings, “The Fencer” is ultimately a touching story about love and growth.

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There is something essential missing from the film — depth, profundity, something more challenging than allegory and violence.

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It’s not that 'American Assassin' is a bad movie. That’s about all that can be said for it, though.

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'Whose Streets' doesn’t look away. It doesn’t flinch. It’s hard to watch at times, and that’s on purpose — this reality is anything but easy.

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“Marie Curie” has a lot it wants to say about love, curiosity, science and life’s trials — but it’s so self-consciously artful that it ends up saying very little at all.