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Review: Black Panther ★★★

February 20, 2018 Michael Henley

by Michael Henley There have been black superhero movies before, but any way that you slice it, Black Panther represents a tectonic sea change. As both an adaptation of a long-running comic book and a […]

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Review: I, Tonya ★★★

January 22, 2018 Michael Henley

by Michael Henley I, Tonya is a marriage between energetic black comedy and the standard hagiographical outlines of a biopic. At the center of it is a blisteringly good performance by Margot Robbie as Tonya […]

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Review: The Post ★★★★

January 16, 2018 Michael Henley

by Michael Henley For a while now, movie by movie, Steven Spielberg has been re-establishing himself as not just the premiere popcorn maker of the movie business, but also one of its prime moral consciences. […]

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Review: Molly’s Game ★★★

January 8, 2018 Michael Henley

by Michael Henley Aaron Sorkin’s Molly’s Game is a solid piece of pure entertainment, and as long as you don’t go in expecting much more than that, you’ll be a-ok. It’s based on the true […]

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The Best Movie Moments of 2017

January 3, 2018 Michael Henley

by Michael Henley Flute lessons, ALIEN: COVENANT The stairway fight, ATOMIC BLONDE “Bellbottoms,” BABY DRIVER “Neat Neat Neat,” BABY DRIVER The laundromat scene, BABY DRIVER “Tequila!” BABY DRIVER “Hocus Pocus” (by Focus), BABY DRIVER Kumail […]

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Review: LADY BIRD ★★★★

November 27, 2017 Michael Henley

by Michael Henley Let’s not bury the lede: Lady Bird is wonderful. Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut is a beautifully-rendered slice of teen life, capturing the mixed bouquet of aromas that teenhood often brings. It’s by […]

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Review: JUSTICE LEAGUE ★½

November 22, 2017 Michael Henley

by Michael Henley There’s a word I hate to use when critiquing movies, because it invariably denotes a certain level of laziness. But there are some times when it has to be said, and this […]

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Review: Murder on the Orient Express

November 14, 2017 Michael Henley

by Michael Henley It’s not that I’m asking why we need another filmed version of Murder on the Orient Express. It’s more that I’m asking…why this one? There’s been no shortage of adaptations of Agatha […]

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