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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…]

Movie Review: Loving

Movie Review: Loving

Writer and director Jeff Nichols’ historical drama “Loving” tells the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, the plaintiffs in the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia, which invalidated state laws prohibiting interracial marriage. After being arrested and sentenced to prison in Virginia in 1958, the couple was exiled[Read More…]

by November 18, 2016 1 comment Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Movie Review: Seasons

Movie Review: Seasons

Co-directors and co-writers Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud have struck gold once again with “Seasons,” a French documentary that takes us deep inside the forest to explore the intrinsic relationship between humans and animals. Combining stunningly intimate shots of nature’s diversity with a compelling soundtrack, “Seasons” leaves its audience with[Read More…]

by November 18, 2016 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Movie Review: Dr. Strange

Movie Review: Dr. Strange

A powerful testament to the power of special effects in creating an immersive cinematic reality, “Dr. Strange” is a revitalizing, fresh addition to the Marvel cinematic universe. Aided by awe-inspiring visuals and strong performances from its cast, the film overcomes its slow start to deliver a memorable and inventive superhero[Read More…]

by November 11, 2016 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Movie Review: Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Movie Review: Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

When Tom Cruise was first cast as Jack Reacher in 2011, fans and critics alike questioned how the action star, best known for his role in “Mission: Impossible” franchise, could portray a 6-foot-5, 230-pound ex-military police officer in Lee Child’s beloved crime series. On top of the odd casting choice,[Read More…]

by November 11, 2016 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Movie Review: The Handmaiden

Movie Review: The Handmaiden

Set in the 1930s during the Japanese occupation of Korea, “The Handmaiden” — selected to compete for the Palme d’Or, the highest prize at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival — is a stunning film. From its gorgeous cinematography to its impressive cast, the newest film from Director Park Chan-wook is[Read More…]

by October 21, 2016 0 comments The Guide

Less-Than-Magnificent Seven

Yet another example of a Hollywood blockbuster with a highly skilled and marketable cast thrown into a roller-coaster ride of action and drama, “The Magnificent Seven” is equally predictable as it is enjoyable. The movie juggles more elements than the typical Western, but many of the film’s themes get lost[Read More…]

by September 30, 2016 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Guide - Top, The Guide
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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Zoolander 2’

★★★★☆ Following the recent trend of Hollywood franchises returning to the big screen with their original casts — from “Star Wars” to “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” — “Zoolander 2” released Feb. 12, is a comedy that may not have the most nuanced and original plotline but successfully delivers the[Read More…]

by February 19, 2016 1 comment Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
PIXAR STUDIOS

Movie Review: ‘The Good Dinosaur’

“The Good Dinosaur” nails the Pixar formula, taking an original story and executing it with impeccable animation. Like the studio’s previous films, it is filled to the brim with sharp writing and visually stunning gags. What makes the film stand out is it has enough deep-voiced, dinosaur-shaped father figures to[Read More…]

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Movie Review: ‘Secret in Their Eyes

★★★☆☆ “Secret in Their Eyes,” directed by Billy Ray, provokes questions about the meaning of justice and how far one is willing to go to get closure. The film stars Julia Roberts as Jess, an FBI investigator whose daughter is raped and murdered. Despite the efforts of her co-workers Ray[Read More…]