Category: Movies

dunkirk

Dunkirk (2017)

This side of Nolan was refreshing. I feel like his big blockbusters were merely first rounds to the main event. He has said as much in the run-up to release, as he has wanted to make this movie for many years. But he felt he wasn't professionally ready to. I'm…

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faye dunaway as bonnie parker, warren beatty as clyde barrow

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

They're young... they're in love... and they kill people. Bonnie and Clyde is a solid, character-driven film that holds up well after 50 years. They easily could've made a picture focusing solely on the action, but it was led by these larger-than-life characters. I felt Beatty and Dunaway had great…

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disney/pixar's inside out

Inside Out (2015)

As part of the Fathom Events special event premiere, Pete Docter (who also directed Monsters, Inc. and Up) and the producer Jonas Rivera brought us along on a tour of the Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville. My favorite parts were seeing Peter Sohn (he did the voice for Emile in…

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vin diesel as kaulder in the last witch hunter

The Last Witch Hunter (2015)

On the surface, The Last Witch Hunter feels like Vin Diesel playing Vin Diesel in a Vin Diesel film, produced by Vin Diesel. And you may very well come away with that perspective, once you’re through. But if my writing program have taught me anything, it’s that the story takes…

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charlize theron in atomic blonde

Atomic Blonde (2017)

Atomic Blonde is a thrill ride. The movie takes place in the midst of the fall of the Berlin Wall, but the filmmakers embraced The Coldest City (paid link) graphic novel source material full force. They played it close to its comic book roots rather than relying on true reality.…

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