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  • Black Widow

    ★★½

  • News of the World

    ★★★½

  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    ★★★★

  • Luca

    ★★★★

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  • Black Widow

    Black Widow

    ★★½

    Boy, does this film ever make assumptions... like assuming that you know every single little detail about not only Black Widow, but every character who ever graced the pages of Marvel Comics... and when that assumption proves to be inaccurate, the film suffers, as half the time you don't know who is whom and why you should care about any of them.

    Too bad, as there was some humor and decent action here, if only the backstory wasn't so confusing…

  • News of the World

    News of the World

    ★★★½

    Paul Greengrass directed and co-wrote the screenplay, based upon a novel of a man lost and a young girl without a place.

    Taking place shortly after the civil war, Tom Hanks is a former captain who drifts from town to town, collecting a small sum to read the newspaper to folks who cannot read; something common for the 1860's. In his travels he comes upon a young German girl who was to be transported across the wilderness to be reunited…

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  • Network

    Network

    ★★★★½

    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

    ★★½

    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)…