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The “Guardians of the Galaxy” return for more out-of-this-world fun in “Vol. 2”

May 23, 2017

The thing that sets the "Guardians of the Galaxy" apart from the "Avengers" team is the fact that the Guardians feel like an actual family. They argue, like any other family, but there are moments of affection...

“Free Fire” aims for bloody fun and hits the bullseye

May 1, 2017

The best thing about director Ben Wheatley's "Free Fire", currently the best film I've seen in 2017, is that it isn't trying to be anything deep or profound. At a crisp 90 minutes, it is simply actors...

The price of creativity: the lasting power of “The Social Network”

The price of creativity: the lasting power of
April 24, 2017

When David Fincher's "The Social Network" came out way back in 2010, I was a mere 11 years old. As a result, I had neither the attention span necessary to watch it nor the life experience needed to understand...

“Land of Mine”: Danish Oscar nominee tells forgotten World War II story

April 19, 2017

"Land of Mine", the Danish nominee for Best Foreign Language Film at this year's Academy Awards, is a tough, intense and stark movie. It is also incredibly touching and moving. It is the story of the end...

“Beauty and the Beast”: the tale as old as time is new again

March 31, 2017

I was never going to completely hate the live-action remake of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast". The original 1991 animated film is my favorite Disney film and any form of its story was going to be entertaining....

Oscars 2017: so what just happened?

Oscars 2017: so what just happened?
March 2, 2017

At least no one can say that the Academy Awards ceremony was boring this year. Ending with a twist that not even M. Night Shyamalan at his craziest could come up with, this year's Oscars were full of surprises...

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