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Interstellar

“Interstellar” never failed to engage me, but it also never fully satisfied me, either. The film’s sheer grandiosity underscores its plot shortcomings. Continue reading

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A Bridge Too Far (1977)

Virtually forgotten on American shores, “A Bridge Too Far” is perhaps the last of the great World War II epics made. Continue reading

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The Eagle Has Landed (1976)

A preposterous movie based on an absurd premise, “The Eagle Has Landed” nonetheless boasts a fine cast and direction by John Sturges. Continue reading

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Battle of Britain (1969)

A serviceable if unremarkable WWII war film, “Battle of Britain” exists mostly as a marker of great deeds rather than truly capturing them. Continue reading

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Now You See Me

If a trick really is something a whore does for money, “Now You See Me” is a cut-above illusion that plays fanciful, fast and loose, but more or less fair. Continue reading

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The Dark Knight Rises

The final chapter of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy ends not with a bang but an allegory. Continue reading

Bob Hoskins: His Notable Roles

Saying goodbye to a brilliant British actor that brought warmth and comedy to all his roles, big and small. Continue reading

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The Dark Knight Rises

The Batman saga ends not with a bang but an allegory. It’s a darker, bolder superhero flick that often tries to do too much. Continue reading

At the Mountains of Movie Madness — Week Two

Things get a little awkward/steamy/awkward with a series of movies involving the invention of the strip tease, the sixth dimension and, well, pirates. Continue reading

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Cars 2

Though still an entertaining bit of animation, there’s no denying the tang of disappointment that clings to Pixar’s “Cars 2.” Continue reading

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