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Saving Mr. Banks (2013) Review

7.5/10 A film about Walt Disney, produced via the Walt Disney Company, so I am sure it is full of saccharine notions about storytelling and imagination. And as is to be expected, the film opens up with a scene about … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman (2017) compared to Man of Steel (2013).

7.5/10 This is not so much a review but more a comparison with Man of Steel and some musings about their underlying themes. It’s interesting how the story of Wonder Woman is almost an echo of Superman’s in Man of … Continue reading

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Gold (2016) Review

7/10 Mr. Wells (Matthew McConaughey) is a land prospector for a mining company, which means that he has to find promising digging sites and then sell the idea of digging to investment firms. He promises high rewards, golden futures, but … Continue reading

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Life (2017) Review

6.5/10 Life opens with a rousing scene. Our astronauts on the ISS are trying to catch a damaged satellite that is carrying priceless Martian samples. Out in space, catching the wayward satellite like a game of baseball is Ryan Reynolds, … Continue reading

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A Cure for Wellness (2016) Review

7/10 I wanted to see this movie because its premise sounded so intriguing. Mr. Lockhart (Dane DeHaan), a young executive at a financial firm, is sent to the Swiss Alps to retrieve the company’s CEO. The director has gone to … Continue reading

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Cutthroat Island (1995) Review

6/10 Cutthroat Island (1995) is the only big full-on pirate movie between Pirates of the Caribbean (2003) and… Hook (1991) maybe, and The Goonies (1985). And, maybe… that Pippi Longstocking film. Ehh. Cutthroat Island is mostly famous for being the … Continue reading

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge (2017) Review

6/10 Johnny Depp plays a drunkard for 90 minutes, and then a giant plothole opens up in the ocean and swallows the movie whole. Even though the Pirates films seem full of adventurous whimsy, this is an illusion. The series … Continue reading

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