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Movie Review: ISLE OF DOGS (2018)

Article by: Josh Bradley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt__kig8PVU In his original review in Variety, Todd McCarthy called the Coen brothers' A Serious Man "the kind of picture you get to make after you've won an Oscar." (Whether he was speaking in generalities about the Coens' success or specifically about No Country for Old Men's Oscar

Movie Review: I, TONYA (2017)

Article by: Josh Bradley   There’s a brief scene late in I, Tonya as Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie) prepares her makeup before her first free skate at the Lillehammer Olympics in 1994, and it’s incredible. In it, Harding grits her teeth to aggressively apply dark red makeup, her demeanor and chosen color both

11 Most-Anticipated (Non-Franchise/Reboot) Movies Of 2018

Article by: Josh Bradley   Black Panther. Aquaman. Ant-man and the Wasp. An inevitable Jurassic World sequel. An overdue Incredibles sequel. Avengers: Infinity War. Solo: A(nother) Star Wars Story. Jamie Lee Curtis returning for a direct sequel to Halloween (1978) that ignores the other nine films in the franchise. Reboots of Tomb Raider and Predator. Creed

Movie Review: BLADE RUNNER 2049

Article by: Josh Bradley   One of the most fascinating aspects of Ridley Scott’s original Blade Runner (1982) — and, I think, one of the reasons the movie has endured — is its exploration of what it means to be human. If replicants (bioengineered androids virtually identical to humans created for slave

What’s going on in mother! (2017)? [Spoilers]

Article by: Josh Bradley   SPOILER WARNING: The following will discuss plot points and the ending of mother!. If you haven’t seen the movie, read on at your own risk. While audiences scratch their heads at Darren Aronofsky’s latest film, mother! — and film bloggers struggle to find a point to the boundary-pushing

Movie Review: SNATCHED (2017)

Article by: An Amy Schumer Apologist (Josh Bradley)   In my limited experience (limited because I’m consistently uncool), I've found it’s usually gratifying when you’re an early adopter of something before it gets big. When you’re a champion of something small, when you’re constantly recommending it to your friends, when you build

Movie Review: COLOSSAL (2017)

Article by: Josh Bradley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqcZtz8VXXE I have a feeling Spanish writer/director Nacho Vigalondo used to color outside the lines when he was a child. What is genre if not a guiding line within which to tell your story? And Mr. Vigalondo has no use for such confines in his new film, Colossal (2017),

Movie Review: PATRIOTS DAY (2016)

Article by: Josh Bradley   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_c9IpI_pNGI There’s a cynical way and an idealistic way to view Patriots Day. Is it exploitive or is it paying tribute? At a post-screening Q&A last week, Mark Wahlberg said repeatedly that his goal as an actor and producer was to pay tribute to law enforcement and first-responders with

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