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Movie Review: Loving

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Loving, although a late entry, is in serious competition for the best film of 2016. It’s a gorgeous, measured, and intelligent film, lacking the saccharine or melodramatic elements that so often ruin films talking about civil rights issues. Beautiful natural lighting…

Bleed for This Movie Review

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Bleed for This Movie Review Synopsis: Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza (Miles Teller), a local Providence boxer, shoots to stardom after winning two world title fights. After a near-fatal car accident leaves him with a broken neck, he is told…

Doctor Strange Movie Review

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Synopsis, quoted from Vogue Theater Manistree: Dr. Stephen Strange’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) life changes after a car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he looks for healing, and hope, in a mysterious enclave.…

Halloween Movie Review

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Synopsis: On a cold Halloween night in 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers brutally murders his 17-year-old sister, Judith. He is sentenced and locked away for 15 years. But on October 30, 1978, while being transferred for a court date, a 21-year-old Michael Myers…

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Movie Review

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Synopsis: Investigator Jack Reacher springs into action after the arrest of Susan Turner, an Army major accused of treason. Suspecting foul play, Jack embarks on a mission to prove that the head of his old unit is innocent. After crossing…

Movie Review: Snowden

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Snowden is a confused, bloated mess of a movie. It is the worst work of the profoundly narcissistic and stylistically jumbled director, Oliver Stone. The movie stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the titular whistleblower, Shailene Woodley as his girlfriend, Zachary Quinto as Glenn…

Spectre Movie Review

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James Bond is probably the most recognizable action franchise in cinema history. It is incredibly unlikely that anyone, even action neophytes, do not know James Bond in one way or another. However, the 2000’s was a time of turbulence for…

Halloween’s Over but The Babadook Stays

  The month of Halloween is always a festive time: pumpkins are set out on doorsteps, costumes are prepared, scare-parks like Witches Woods are packed with people. Halloween is also the best time of the year to watch scary movies.…

Movie Review: Divide in Concord

Last Friday evening, Concord townspeople gathered in the place where it all began.  Or at least where the talk about the divisive article to ban the sale of single serve plastic water bottles began.  However, contentious debate and hard feelings had…

Teaching Mrs. Tingle: A Hit for the Ages

Teaching Mrs. Tingle, produced around the turn of the millennium, is a refreshing retreat from the typical high school movie.  Although it includes many favorite cliche characters, such as the underachiever, the overachiever, and villainous teacher, the plot takes an unexpected turn rarely…