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Review of “Great Wall”

* * C Great Wall is a film about a pair of European mercenaries, William (Matt “Bourne” Damon) and Tovar (Pedro Pascal), who come to China looking for the secret of gunpowder. Instead, they discover the Taotie, a race of … Continue reading

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Review of “The Departed”

* * * * A The Departed is a 2006 gangster pic by Martin Scorsese that stars Jack Nicholson as mob boss Frank Costello, Matt Damon as ambitious state policeman Colin Sullivan, and Leonardo DiCaprio as Billy Costigan, an undercover … Continue reading

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Review of “Jason Bourne”

* * C The Bourne Identity is one of my favorite spy thrillers. Unfortunately, the latest episode in the franchise doesn’t nearly live up to the original. While the inferior Jeremy Renner is out, the title role once again being … Continue reading

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Review of “The Martian”

* * * * A The Martian is everything that Interstellar was not. Believable science fiction. Truly heroic characters. Incredible challenges to be overcome. Drama and politics. The only thing missing is a romance, which, given the story, might have … Continue reading

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Review of “Interstellar”

*** B I thought Interstellar was good, but not great. The science in this science fiction movie was weak. Matthew McConaughey performed well in the first thing I’ve seen him in since True Detective, with good support from John Lithgow … Continue reading

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