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A Soulful Depiction: Creed II

A Soulful Depiction: Creed II

December 5, 2018

Creed II is a very compelling sequel that manages to overcome its predictability due to the strength of its cast, themes and spectacle.

Bad Times at the El Royale Embraces Noir Escapism

Bad Times at the El Royale Embraces Noir Escapism

October 17, 2018

By Greg Mysogland While it has been six years since the release of his first directorial effort, The Cabin in the Woods, Drew Goddard has still been a consistent presence on viewers’ screens.  ...

Iron Fist’s Season Premiere is a Martial Arts Adventure

Iron Fist’s Season Premiere is a Martial Arts Adventure

September 19, 2018

By Greg Mysogland While not all of Marvel’s collaborations with Netflix have been as universally praised as the first seasons of "Daredevil"and "Jessica Jones,"  it’s safe to say that none wer...

The Fate of the Furious: An Underwhelming Ride for Fans

The Fate of the Furious: An Underwhelming Ride for Fans

April 26, 2017

By Greg Mysogland “You don’t turn your back on family. Even when they do.” Although not uttered by Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto until its sixth film, that line could serve as the motto for the entire The Fast and Furi...

Live by Night

Live by Night

January 25, 2017

By Greg Mysogland Although he has only directed four films, most film experts would agree that Ben Affleck is a very talented director. His first three films, Gone Baby Gone, The Town and Argo all received nearly u...

Moonlight’s Poignant Look at One Man’s Life

Moonlight’s Poignant Look at One Man’s Life

December 7, 2016

By Greg Mysogland These days, films with genuine thematic weight tend to be complex, grand affairs, often occurring in historical settings. Director Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight is an exception, packing ...

The Accountant Does Not Add Up

The Accountant Does Not Add Up

November 2, 2016

By Greg Mysogland About halfway through director Gavin O’Connor’s new film, The Accountant, I found myself scratching my head. I was deciding whether I liked the film and came to the perplexing conclusion that it had an...

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