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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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Review: “Thor: Ragnarok”

November 6, 2017 Michael Henley

by Michael Henley The Marvel movie franchise has never been more rickety than within its Thor films, quasi-Shakespearean would-be profundities all about the antics of the Norse God of Thunder and his kin. They go […]

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Review: Blade Runner 2049

October 9, 2017 Michael Henley

by Michael Henley For many filmgoers, Ridley Scott’s 1982 classic Blade Runner didn’t just tell a story, it colonized the imagination. Like Metropolis and the original Star Wars, Blade Runner was a seminal work in […]

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Review: “It”

September 11, 2017 Michael Henley

by Michael Henley “Everybody loves a clown, So why don’t you?” So sang Gary Lewis and the Playboys in 1965, but this is a bald-faced lie, because we all know that nobody likes clowns. Or […]

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Review: “Logan Lucky”

August 23, 2017 Michael Henley

by Michael Henley Logan Lucky, the new film from director Steven Soderbergh, comes billed as a lightweight southern heist caper, and it is that, and a very funny one, too: puckish and sardonic and playful. […]

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Review: “The Big Sick”

July 24, 2017 Michael Henley

by Michael Henley Kumail Nanjiani is a sweet and funny guy. You may be familiar with him – his standup act, his leading role on the HBO sitcom Silicon Valley, his podcasts, or his online […]

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