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Women Dominate the Box Office, but not Award Shows

The Guardian has an article titled Female trouble: how can the Oscars fix the scandal of all-male director lists?┬áMy suggestion: by rewarding the films that people actually like. Presenting the Golden Globe award for best director, Natalie Portman raised an … Continue reading

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Review of “Equals” (spoilers)

* * C Equals is a dystopian future science fiction film about Nia (Kirsten “Bella” Stewart) and Silas (Nicholas “R” Hoult). After a future calamity, the remnant of humanity live in a society where all emotions are chemically suppressed. Silas … Continue reading

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Review of “Riddick”

* * * B Riddick is the sequel to The Chronicles of Riddick, and continues the story of the titular anti-hero. As the film begins, Riddick (Vin Diesel) has been left for dead on a hostile alien planet by the … Continue reading

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Review of “The Defenders”

  * * * B “The Defenders” is a Netflix miniseries that unites the Marvel characters Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and the Iron Fist. It continues the story being told in Iron Fist. The event that brings the four … Continue reading

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Worst Movies/Series I Watched in 2017

I’m going to list the worst recent movies and series I watched this year, from least to most terrible. Before I do, some dishonorable mentions: Cinderella (2014) This is truly an awful film. I ran across it by accident. It … Continue reading

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Best Movies/Series of 2017

I’m going to list my favorite films and series of the year, with links to the reviews. Before I do, a couple of honorable mentions: Justice League This much maligned film was still pretty good, despite its flaws. If you … Continue reading

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Review of “Luke Cage” (season 1)

* * C Luke Cage is the third Marvel superhero who has been given a series on Netflix. I found the series entertaining. Mike Colter is likeable as Luke, and Cottonmouth (Mahershala Ali) is an excellent villain. The story is … Continue reading

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