Drive Baby Drive

  There is a scene in Leon the Professional where Gary Oldman, in a piece of brilliant scenery chewing, demands that his henchmen bring everyone to help fight Leon. When the henchman asks what he means by everyone, Oldman contorts his face and releases a primal scream of “EVERYONE!” He…

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Moana: Disney Grows Up

SPOILERS AHEAD By now I’m sure you’re familiar with the basic story of Moana. She (Auli’i Cravalho) is the daughter of an island chief, next in line for power. A death is choking her island because long ago a trickster god, Maui (Dwayne Johnson),  stole Te Fiti’s heart and must…

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Swiss Army Man

Swiss Army Man is a strange movie. It’s not just because it’s a movie about Daniel Radcliffe as a farting corpse. It’s not just because it’s a buddy comedy about two men, one of which happens to be dead. It’s a strange movie because it’s not about what you think…

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Captain America: Civil War

I know this review isn’t going to be very popular because I’m in the clear minority of critics when I say this: Captain America: Civil War isn’t very good. As a stand-alone movie, Civil War isn’t the worst that Marvel has put out, but  in the context of their shared universe it displays all of the…

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Oscars 2016: LGBTQ Edition

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Oscars

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series OscarsShould the story of a fraught lesbian relationship be told by a pair of heterosexual women? Is a cis man the best person to portray a very real trans woman? These are things I won’t remotely be addressing as I review…

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Oscars 2016: Child Abuse Edition

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Oscars

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series OscarsOscar season is upon us and that means my friends and family mainline nominees like junkies. This year I figured I’d take a different approach to looking at the films up for some of the bigger awards since so many seem to have…

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