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  • Game Night

    Game Night


    Patently absurd and yet so much fun, Game Night keeps you guessing, with just the right amount of twists and turns, including a tag ending that drives home a darker observation that life is a game and we all play multiple parts.

    What sets things in motion here is a group of friends who get together once a week to play games – that can go from any kind of board game to charades to pictionary to trivia pursuit. The…

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread


    You can always expect a certain depth in a Paul Thomas Anderson film, and this is no exception. It somehow manages to be intimate and yet at arm's length at the same time, all while being sumptuous (as winning the Oscar for best costumes would indicate).

    The film also garnered several nominations, including best picture, best director as well as best actor for DD Lewis and best supporting for Lesley Manville. The only actor who I felt didn't really hold…

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  • Network



    It’s hard to believe, given our current state of affairs with the evening news being a profit center for the networks (as well a prime instrument for spewing propaganda), but once upon a time the actual news was reported – not one person’s opinion or spinning the content to suit your political agenda – just the news, period.

    So, take yourself back to 1976… where Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather told the news and the mighty three networks were of…

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises


    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Wow, what a train wreck, and Nolan only has himself to blame as he not only directed, but is credited (as if anyone would want credit) for co-writing the script as well.

    What’s wrong with the script you might ask (if you were in a mood where you actually might care about this). Well for starters the film seriously plays with time. No, not like some sci fi film, or Nolan’s own Inception, but in the real life (but absurd)…