Daily Archives: February 23, 2016

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Crimson Peak

Late into “Crimson Peak,” Guillermo Del Toro’s elaborate haunted house thriller, it occurred to me that the ghosts don’t have enough to do. In fact, they barely register and seem like the eighth or ninth most important thing in the story. This is both a compliment and everything wrong with the movie, which Del Toro…

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Steve Jobs

Nearly every movie plays like an advertisement for Apple. I’ve noticed this for years and suspect moviegoers have as well: in about 85% of all movies, there’s a scene where a character turns on their laptop and the Apple symbol is always in plain view. The cliché used to be that, when a character needed…

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The Good Dinosaur

The latest Pixar animated film hit me harder than expected, though I suspect it might be just me. My wife recently gave birth to our first child, a beautiful girl who was born two months early, a “preemie.” I divulge this information because of how an early scene in “The Good Dinosaur” affected me. We…

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The Year in Film: 2015

My year began with attending the opening night of “The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death” and ended with “The Hateful Eight.” The former was instantly forgettable and sported a redundant title (we get it, she’s bad), while the latter put a bad taste in my mouth, though I’ll never forget it. In between,…

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Psycho

My favorite movies are the ones I grew up with and know as well as an old friend, or a place I never get tired of visiting. Whereas many of my acquaintances would easily cite “The Godfather,” “Star Wars,” “The Lord of the Rings” or “The Shawshank Redemption” as one of their essential movies and,…

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Clockers

For reasons that have never been made clear to me, Martin Scorsese decided not to make “Clockers.” The film was set up at Universal Studios, Scorsese picked Robert De Niro to play Rocco, the lead, and Richard Price (who wrote the riveting screenplay for Scorsese’s “The Color of Money”) wrote the adaptation from his bestselling…

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The Witch

A family of five, living in 1630’s New England, builds a home outside of a haunted forest, where a horrible witch lives…or does she? “The Witch” displays the kind of directorial confidence and control you rarely see in a first time filmmaker. Writer/director Robert Eggers stages each shot with total precision and uses shadows to…

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Deadpool

The Fox/Marvel cinematic universe has been plagued with an aura of uncertainty as of late. X-Men, Fox’s biggest franchise, is shifting from the team of the early 2000’s to a younger, livelier team for a new generation. The shaky transition becomes complete this summer with X-Men: Apocalypse. Fox’s Marvel license gives them a healthy amount…

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