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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 glad he knew his limitations…

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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 chemistry. There were a lot…

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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 Ratatouille and was the inspiration…

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disney epic mickey

Disney Epic Mickey

Some spoilers. The pre-game storyline is engaging. After falling asleep whilst reading “Through the Looking Glass” by Lewis Carroll, Mickey finds a way to walk through the mirror in his room. He sees a pot of paint and a paintbrush left behind by Yen Sid (the sorcerer from “Sorcerer’s Apprentice”), who had departed for the…

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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. I was six when it…

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baby driver (2017)

Baby Driver (2017)

All you need is one killer track. Baby Driver was a beautiful film. I felt emotionally satisfied leaving the theater. If you haven’t seen Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (paid link), Hot Fuzz (paid link), or Shaun of the Dead (paid link), you’ll enjoy this movie for what it is. But there are hallmarks of…

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