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“Black Panther” brings black superheroes into the spotlight

February 28, 2018

The latest addition to Disney’s sprawling Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Black Panther,” is the mos...

“Call Me By Your Name” transports audience

January 31, 2018

I am stumbling out of a movie theater, turning a line of dialogue from the film I’ve just seen aroun...

‘Huntsman:’ a good laugh

‘Huntsman:’ a good laugh

April 29, 2016

Filed under Arts, Reviews

"The Huntsman: Winter’s War” is entertaining for all the wrong reasons.Despite the $170 million b...

‘Star Wars’ takes a detour

‘Star Wars’ takes a detour

April 21, 2016

If you haven’t been living under a rock and have surfed the web recently, you might’ve watched t...

‘Cloverfield’ sequel strays from the original

‘Cloverfield’ sequel strays from the original

March 30, 2016

After six years, the second film in the “Cloverfield” franchise has hit theaters and is just as anxiety inducing as the first.The sequel, “10 C...

Marvel’s witty superhero makes it to the big screen

March 24, 2016

From lines like, “Time to make the chimi-fucking-changas!” to masturbation references, Deadpool is definitely not a typical superhero movie.  The movie follows Wade W...

‘Carol’ crosses social barriers but misses nomination

February 17, 2016

Filed under Arts, Reviews

Abeautiful and sensual love story between two women is making waves this Academy Award season.Set in 1952 in New York City, “Carol” begins when Carol Aird (Cate Blanchett) and Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) meet in a department store.Carol, who has a young daughter and is going through a divorce, intrigues the innocent T...

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‘Brooklyn’ follows familiar plot

February 10, 2016

A coming-of-age story is something to which we can all relate.Touching and delicately sweet, “Brookl...

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Film brings brutal past to bear

February 3, 2016

Shockingly violent and overwhelmingly heart- breaking, “The Revenant” is the most gruesome western to date...

‘Spotlight’ displays hard journalism at its greatest

Colin Kamphuis

December 9, 2015

Filed under Arts, Reviews

The new journalist-centric film “Spotlight” deftly handles the stomach-turning story of the Boston Globe’s uncovering of the Catholic Church’s protection of pedophile-priests. The story focuses on the newspaper’s “Spotlight” team, America’s oldest continually operating investigative journal- ist team. ...

Rock the Kasbah Review

Rock the Kasbah Review

November 19, 2015

Even a predictably funny performance from Bill Murray isn’t enough to save this promising movie fr...

Nosferatu: A symphony of Horror review

Nosferatu: A symphony of Horror review

November 19, 2015

While the prospect of watching a silent, black and white movie from 1922 might sound frighteningly borin...

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