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Movie Review: ‘Black Mass’

Movie Review: ‘Black Mass’

★★★★☆ Johnny Depp, known for his collaborations with director Tim Burton, has carved out a niche playing eccentric characters like Edward Scissorhands, Captain Jack Sparrow and Sweeney Todd. However, after coming to prominence playing anti-­heartthrob roles following his breakthrough in 1987’s “21 Jump Street,” Depp has seen the last two[Read More…]

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Movie Review: ‘Sicario’

★★★★☆ Building on the momentum of her breakout performance in the action-packed film “Edge of Tomorrow,” Emily Blunt joins Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin in the drug cartel drama “Sicario,” directed by Denis Villeneuve. Blunt plays an FBI field officer tasked with joining an interagency task force investigating cartel[Read More…]

by September 25, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Movie Review: ‘Growing Up and Other Lies’

Movie Review: ‘Growing Up and Other Lies’

★★★★☆ “Growing Up and Other Lies” is not just another coming-of-age tale. Writers and directors Danny Jacobs and Darren Grodsky approach common themes like aging, friendship and change, from a very unique perspective. The resulting film features flawed characters confronting the real responsibilities of adulthood in a way that is[Read More…]

by March 20, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Movie Review: ‘Insurgent’

Movie Review: ‘Insurgent’

★★★☆☆ Lately, the literary and cinematic markets have become saturated by formulaic young adult fiction that seems to recycle the same core elements. Since its film release last March, “Divergent” has battled its pervasive image as a lesser “Hunger Games” imitator, and  this struggle to break loose from its pigeonholed[Read More…]

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Will Smith and Margot Robbie play electrifying and manipulative romantic counterparts in the new crime drama, "Focus."

Movie Review: ‘Focus’

★★★★☆ Most good films will incorporate at least one or two plot twists to keep audiences on their toes. “Focus” contains such a litany of them that it warrants a second and perhaps even a third and fourth watch so that audiences can grasp every planned nuance in retrospect. Starring[Read More…]

by February 27, 2015 1 comment Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

Movie Review: ‘The Lazarus Effect’

★★★☆☆ Young director David Gelb has taken a sharp turn from his popular documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” a heartwarming tale about an 85-year-old sushi chef and his son. As the newest film in a long line of resurrection horror movies, “The Lazarus Effect” is far different from Gelb’s earlier[Read More…]

by February 27, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Movie Review: ‘The Last Five Years’

Movie Review: ‘The Last Five Years’

★★★★★ There are not many Valentine’s Day movies that begin with a breakup, but that is only one of the ways “The Last Five Years” distinguishes itself from the goopy, forced love stories that are spewed out every Feb. 14.  The movie is a breathtaking combination of charming and heartbreaking[Read More…]

by February 20, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Movie Review: ‘She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry’

Movie Review: ‘She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry’

★★★★☆ As the opening credits flicked by, the screen suddenly went black and moments later white words appear: “There are still states that restrict a woman’s right to choose. A right that women won over 40 years ago.”  The very first scene of the documentary “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry”[Read More…]

by February 20, 2015 0 comments Lifestyle, The Guide
Movie Review: ‘The Duff’

Movie Review: ‘The Duff’

★★☆☆☆ Make no mistake: “The Duff” is a movie for tween girls. It’s simple and, though funny at times, ultimately underwhelming. That being said, it does have some fun with the feel-good high school comedy genre. The premise of the movie is pretty typical: a high school girl named Bianca[Read More…]

by February 20, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Movie Review: ‘Jupiter Ascending’

Movie Review: ‘Jupiter Ascending’

★★★☆☆ “Jupiter Ascending,” despite having a cast full of famous names and some incredible cinematography, seemed more like an awkward cross between “Twilight” and “Star Wars” than the smart, thrilling science fictions that its creators are famous for producing. The film includes all the epic battle scenes and screeching aliens[Read More…]

by February 6, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide