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Movie Review: ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

★★★★☆ Shockingly well-balanced, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” respects the classic elements of the Star Wars franchise while still telling its own story. The captivating, innovative and action-based blend of old and new in “Rogue One” builds deeper complexity and meaning for the entire Star Wars series. “Rogue One”[Read More…]

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Sandra Bullock plays "Calamity" Jane Bodine in "Our Brand is Crisis."

Movie Review: ‘Our Brand Is Crisis’

★★★★☆ From director David Gordon Green comes “Our Brand is Crisis,” a comedy-drama about the 2002 Bolivian presidential elections. Set to be released Oct. 30, the film stars Sandra Bullock as “Calamity” Jane Bodine, an American political consultant called out of log cabin isolation to assist a Bolivian congressman in[Read More…]

Savage Depiction of Slavery Shocks

Savage Depiction of Slavery Shocks

Watching 12 Years a Slave, the new film from Steve McQueen, I sensed a kind of familiarity. Less than a year ago, Django Unchained and Lincoln brought me to similar setting: a divided, mid-19th century America in which slavery refuses to die. Released so soon after these two acclaimed films, 12 Years a Slave is neither redundant nor derivative. While Django and Lincoln revealed[Read More…]

by October 18, 2013 0 comments The Guide

Boyle Crafts Mind-Bending Masterpiece

4.5/5 stars Manipulating our minds with his artistic flair, Danny Boyle once again proves himself to be one of the most transcendent directors of our generation, from his romantically resonant Slumdog Millionaire to his gut-wrenching drama 127 Hours, and now to his upcoming psycho-thriller Trance. The film tackles the complex condition of amnesia and its[Read More…]

by April 8, 2013 0 comments The Guide

Latest Twilight Flick Fails to Break Ground

“Hey you guys, I just saw a Twilight movie and hated it because I’m not a 12-year-old girl, and also because LOL, it’s Twilight and people hate it on the Internet or something! Ready for some hackneyed vampire jokes?” Nah, yo. First of all, I’ve declared an official moratorium on cheap one-liners about[Read More…]

by December 1, 2011 0 comments The Guide