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SYNCOPY INC.

Movie Review: ‘Dunkirk’

★★★★★ Few films succeed in building such emotional depth as writer and director Christopher Nolan’s latest masterpiece, “Dunkirk.” The film achieves greatness not with high drama or special effects, but instead with its strong emphasis on the realities of war. Tensions run high from the opening of the film, as[Read More…]

SURVIVAL PICTURES

Movie Review: ‘The Promise’

★★★★☆ In 2015, world leaders across the world came together to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, a tragedy in which 1.5 million Armenians were systematically killed by the Ottoman government. Two years later, Director Terry George, best known for his films “Hotel Rwanda” and “In the Name[Read More…]

WARNER BROS

Movie Review: ‘Going in Style’

★★☆☆☆ What happens when three 75–year-old men walk into a bank? They try to rob it. “Going in Style” tells the story of three lifelong friends who attempt to rob a bank after their pension plans are dissolved by the steel company for which they used to work. In a[Read More…]

COURTESY SKYDANCE MEDIA

Movie Review: ‘Life’

★★☆☆☆ Director Daniel Espinosa brings extraterrestrial life on Mars to audiences in “Life,” in which a rapidly evolving life form that could lead to mass extinction on Earth threatens a crew aboard the International Space Station. With diverse characters played by an A-list cast, including Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds,[Read More…]

BLEECKER STREET MEDIA

Movie Review: ‘The Lost City of Z’

★★★☆☆ In “The Lost City of Z,” director James Gray’s adaptation of the eponymous book is a tremendous depiction of obsession and the drive to find truth in human history. In contrast to many historical action movies, “The Lost City of Z” connects with its audience on an emotional and[Read More…]

20 Years Later: A Q&A With Director Danny Boyle

20 Years Later: A Q&A With Director Danny Boyle

“First there was an opportunity, then there was a betrayal.” Twenty years have gone by since Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) left Edinburgh. Much has changed, but just as much remains the same. Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller) and Begbie (Robert Carlyle) are awaiting him in the only[Read More…]

SONY PICTURES

Movie Review: ‘T2 Trainspotting’

★★★★★ The 20-year hiatus between the creation of “Trainspotting” and its sequel left some questions about the viability of a follow-up storyline about the misadventures of a group of Scottish heroin addicts. Director Danny Boyle’s numerous attempts to put together a sequel were foiled by cast apprehensions toward a second[Read More…]

WALT DISNEY PICTURES

Movie Review: ‘Beauty and the Beast’

★★★★★ It is a story that everyone knows — the tale as old as time. Yet, somehow, the live-action digital remake of “Beauty and the Beast” still dazzles and leaves the audience longing to be a part of its enchanting world, even after 26 years. It is a difficult task[Read More…]

NORDISK FILM

Movie Review: ‘Land of Mine’

★★★★★ Films about World War II typically deal with similar stories, similar types of characters or similar types of narrative voices. As a subject of film, war has always been wildly popular, but what this genre sometimes lacks is the process of healing — or lack thereof — that comes[Read More…]

BLUMHOUSE PRODUCTIONS

Movie Review: ‘Get Out’

★★★★★ In his directorial debut, Jordan Peele, one of the comedic minds behind Comedy Central’s acclaimed “Key & Peele,” shocks audiences with the racially charged horror film “Get Out.” Peele, who also wrote the script, incorporates some of his dark humor into the production, which premiered at the Sundance Film[Read More…]