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1401x788-de-palma-de-palma-still---scarface rgb Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself

The formula for De Palma is simple. For just over 100 minutes, filmmaker Brian De Palma sits in front of a fireplace and briefly explains why he made his films, how he made his films and how much money his films made. From Carrie (1976) to The Untouchables (1987) to The Bonfire of The Vanities (1990) and beyond, the template is repeated over and over again. The reason it works is because there’s something hypnotic...


Love-and-friendship-movie-2 Not Even Friendzoned

There’s a moment in director Whit Stillman’s Love and Friendship when one character observes that the appearance of a particular mansion is a “bore,” and another character responds, “Yes, decidedly boring.” As much as it takes me out of a film when a character speaks the film’s title, it’s even more jarring when a character in a film reviews it for me…

I’ve never been shy to admit that I don’t care for Anglocentric...


Id42 More Free Dumb!

The exhaustive brilliance of both Mad Max: Fury Road and Creed means you can’t dismiss a sequel outright just because of a decades-long gap between it and the previous installment. Unless, of course, it is directed by Roland Emmerich, who isn’t so much a filmmaker as a feces-smearing finger painter. Independence Day: Resurgence is expectedly dumb but surprisingly ugly, with computer-generated chaos replacing...


Central-intelligence-dwayne-johnson-kevin-hart Stupid Core

Central Intelligence looks like the beginning of a beautiful friendship, even if it’s not quite a beautiful beginning of a beautiful friendship. Pairing up Kevin Hart and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in a buddy action-comedy is obviously such a good idea that it’s hard to imagine why it didn’t happen sooner. Both actors have established their brands so well that you already know they’re going to have good...


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De Palma

A documentary about director Brian De Palma in which De Palm talks about De Palma...

GRADE
B

Love and Friendship

An Austen adaptation that's a snoozefest, aside from two stinky performances...

GRADE
D

Independence Day: Resurgence

A bloated, unneeded sequel that's more chaos than cheesy fun.

GRADE
D

Central Intelligence

A buddy action movie where the buddies are put backseat to the "action." 

GRADE
B-

Finding Dory

A sequel to Finding Nemo that is pretty much exactly like Finding Nemo.

GRADE
B

Warcraft

An adaptation of a video game that will be enjoyed solely by people who loved that video game.

GRADE
F

On DVD

Midnight Special

A kid with weird powers is trying to get somewhere to do something that doesn't quite make sense.

GRADE
B-

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10 Cloverfield Lane

A "Twilight Zone" type tale about a man keeping captives in a bunker at the "end of the world."

GRADE
A-

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