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Ex Machina
Ex Machina
Ex Machina

Movie Review: Ex Machina

Ex Machina may not be quite as profound an “ideas” movie as writer-director Alex Garland thinks it is, but I’m willing to cut it some slack for at least taking the shot. Garland’s film is intimate and intensely character-driven...

 
 
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Unfriended
Unfriended
Unfriended

Movie Review: Unfriended

Computers have become an integral part of our lives, but movies still haven’t come up with an interesting way of depicting their use. The character hunched over his or her laptop has replaced the character poking away at a type...

 
 
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Furious 7
Furious 7
Furious 7

Movie Review: Furious 7

A movie like Furious 7 has a special sort of appeal. It is a formulaic thrill-ride plain and simple. Furious 7 is directed by James Wan who is far more famous for his horror films, Saw (2004), Insidious (2010), and The Conjurin...

 
 
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The Salvation
The Salvation
The Salvation

Movie Review: The Salvation

The Salvation is a revenge film so obsessed with the “revenge” part of its plot that you can practically feel the filmmakers salivating to get to the cathartic final shootout. (And yes, a better title for it might be The Saliva...

 
 
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It Follows
It Follows
It Follows

Movie Review: It Follows

Horror is the most formulaic genre in cinema – or, perhaps, simply the one in which filmmakers seem most willing to rely on formula. The genre often descends into a spiral of derivative shtick, with the occasional good or great...

 
 
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Focus
Focus
Focus

Movie Review: Focus

It’s all about focus in the world of con artists and pick pockets. What expert swindler, Nicky Spurgeon played by Will Smith tries to convey to his intern Jess (Margot Robbie) is that you get your victim to pay attention to som...