Sunday, April 23, 2017

Film Review: “Logan”

In the near future, mutants have all but disappeared. Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart, iconic as always), and the less-known Caliban (Stephen Merchant) — an albino mutant who can sense and track...

TV Review: “Colony” (Season 2)

Masked soldiers in armored vehicles stand on every street corner as drones fill the sky above them monitoring for any signs of resistance. Giant walls and militarized zones separate families as citizens struggle to...
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Film Review: “Kong: Skull Island”

In many ways, “Kong” feels like a remix of pulpy-action cinema. There are splashes of “Indiana Jones,” echoes of “The Mummy” and scenes reminiscent of “Apocalypse Now” or “Jurassic Park.” From the blaring ‘70s...

Retrospective Review: “All About Eve”

A winner of five Academy Awards, “All About Eve” is a masterpiece from Hollywood’s Golden Age. Starring Bette Davis, Anne Baxter and George Sanders, this is a classic drama that explores the ambition, manipulation...

Film Review: “The Great Wall”

“The Great Wall” seems to have a fascination with visual assaults and gratuitous action above all other aspects of film. At its greatest, it delivers relatively amusing displays of heroic combat; at its worst,...

A&E Staff’s 2017 Oscar Picks

Best Film: "Hell or High Water" Will Win: "La La Land" A lone car travels down a dusty road, endless fields sweeping out from both sides. Roiling gray clouds loom over the landscape, and there’s a...

Film Review: “The Lego Batman Movie”

“The Lego Movie” made a splash — it was whimsical, fun and more than a little silly. Not to mention, it was lucrative; so much so, Warner Animation and DC Entertainment formed a conglomerate...

Film Review: “John Wick: Chapter 2”

John Wick: The mere mention of his name sends a shiver down the spine of anyone who hears it. Wick (Keanu Reeves), known by his nickname “The Boogeyman,” is precision and focus personified. If...

TV Review: “Crashing” (Season 1)

For any comedy fan, the concept of HBO’s new series, “Crashing,” is an exciting one. Produced and partially directed by the one and only Judd Apatow (“Superbad,” “Knocked Up,” “Freaks and Geeks”), the show...

TV Review: “The Young Pope” (Season 1)

A camera pans, gently rotating from a television displaying the Italian “X-Factor” to a couple at a laminated table, looking paradoxically intrigued and bored. Soft wailing accompanying a contestant’s refrain of “Hallelujah” hints at...

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