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Review of “Wonder Woman”

* * * B I liked Wonder Woman a lot, but didn’t find it deserving of the high praise it received from critics. Perhaps it’s because I saw it on the small screen. The film has three acts: the discovery … Continue reading

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Review of “Paradise”

* D In this dramatic comedy, a young Christian conservative, Lamb (Julianne Hough), who is badly injured in an accident, renounces her faith and goes to Las Vegas to become a sinner. There, she meets a waiter (Russel Brand) and … Continue reading

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Review of “Atomic Blonde”

* * C Atomic Blonde is a spy thriller set in the tail end of the cold war, just before the fall of the Berlin Wall. It is a fast paced film full of action. It is what I would … Continue reading

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Review of “Blackway”

* * C A waitress, Lillian (Julie Stiles), is harassed by the town bad guy, Blackway (Ray “Goodfella” Liotta) and, when she complains to the sheriff, is told there’s nothing he can do and that she should leave town. When … Continue reading

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Review of “Exposed”

* D This largely dull police drama has what appears to be a supernatural element that is intriguing, but that goes nowhere. The film is slow paced, the characters boring, and in the end, all is revealed to be a … Continue reading

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Review of “The Dark Tower”

* * * B The Dark Tower, a book series described by Stephen King as his magnum opus, now has a film adaptation. The gunslinger Roland Deschain, is played by Idris Elba, which is an odd piece of casting, since … Continue reading

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Review of “The Lobster”

* D The Lobster is a lot like a very bad episode of the Twilight Zone. It has a weak science fiction premise that is never explained: Adults who are unmarried are sent to a special “hotel” and given a … Continue reading

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