Category Archives: 7 Pieces Of

“Glass” has some cracks, but it’s an engrossing patchwork

“Don’t be scared. You have to trust me. Like you always do.” Story: David Dunn. Kevin Wendell Crumb. Elijah Price. All three are said to have super-human abilities. But do they? Dr. Ellie Staple aims to cure them of their suspected … Continue reading

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“On the Basis of Sex”

“You’re a smart girl, Ruthie. You married a star!” Story: The real-life story of Kiki Bader Ginsburg, and how she went from law school student, wife and mother to a Supreme Court justice. Yeah, her nickname is Kiki. That’s simply wonderful. … Continue reading

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“Aquaman” – DC does fine but could have done better

“Hurry up – I’m missing happy hour for this.” Story: Arthur Curry has a lighthouse keeper for a dad and the Queen of Atlantis for a mom. Sure, he can put away a pint or twelve with the best of … Continue reading

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“Bohemian Rhapsody” will definitely rock you

Nutshell: let’s let Freddie do it, shall we? “I feel alive/And the world—I’ll turn it inside out/Yeah/I’m floating around/In ecstasy”.  Yep, that sums it up. The bar has been raised for the musical biopic. Good luck to future films in … Continue reading

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“Halloween” (2018) – all hail Laurie Strode

Nutshell: I was worried this re-imagining of the Halloween sequels would be a disappointment. It’s not. It’s outstanding on its own merits, with plenty of chills, and a fantastic screenplay that gives fans what they want without turning into the … Continue reading

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“First Man” crashes and burns

Nutshell: Shakeycam, choker-shots and Dutch angles rule the day in this dispassionate biopic. Director Damien Chazelle tries to shove Importance down viewers throats, but only manages greatness during the awe-inspiring moon landing. I came away with a headache, and the thought … Continue reading

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“Venom” – fun but flawed

Nutshell: Tom Hardy is fantastic as Eddie Brock/Venom. But while there’s lots of action and plenty of incredible FX, the story is a bunch of clichés strung together. Go for the fun zap-pow, but leave your brain at home. Grade: C “Fuck … Continue reading

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