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Elsewhere Review: “Concussion” powerful, but not particularly hard-hitting

As always, clicky for the original piece! “Concussion”: powerful, but not particularly hard-hitting Nutshell: If anyone walks away from Concussion without grieving for those who suffered/are suffering from CTE?  They’re dead inside.  Amazing performances by actors playing affected football players … Continue reading

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Elsewhere Review: Sisters – a glory-days good time

As always, clicky for the original piece! Nutshell: Sisters takes the well-worn frat/house party story and winds it up by plopping a bunch of 40-somethings into the booze and drug filled mix. Sounds like a crash-and-burn, but if you’re not … Continue reading

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Elsewhere Review: Our Brand is Crisis

As always, clicky for the original piece! Review: Our Brand is Crisis October 30, 2015 by Denise Kitashima Dutton Bullock and Thornton have great frenemy chemistry as competing political stragegists in Bolivia, and the setting and story are captivating.  But … Continue reading

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Elsewhere Review: Freeheld

As always, clicky the title for the original piece! Movie Review: Freeheld Nutshell: a story about two quiet people who had to stand up for their rights doesn’t have to be this quiet.  In searching for the heart of this … Continue reading

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Elsewhere Review: Straight Outta Compton

Too lazy to write up another bit of something on this fabulous film, so here’s the piece I wrote at Geek for e.  As always, clicky on the title for the original piece! TwitView: Straight Outta Compton Powerfully acted, amazing … Continue reading

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Elsewhere Review: Trainwreck

As always, clicky on the title for the original piece! Movie Review: Trainwreck Judd Apatow and Amy Schumer are two great tastes that taste great together.  Great.  Now I want a Reeses. I’m a big Inside Amy Schumer fan.  I … Continue reading

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Elsewhere Review: The Gallows

As always, clicky on the title for the original piece! Movie Review: The Gallows A great concept hung up (heh) by a hackneyed use of “found-footage” film. Can we all agree that this “new, exciting” style is long past its … Continue reading

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Elsewhere Review: Age of Adaline

As always, clicky for the original piece! Age of Adaline really touched me. Perhaps because it had its heart in the right place, and didn’t shy away from the problems someone would have hiding the fact that s/he doesn’t age … Continue reading

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Elsewhere Review: Ex Machina

As always, clicky for the original post! TwitView: Ex Machina Smart, intriguing, and not afraid to stare straight into the tough questions about AI.  Genres wobble a bit at the climax, but it’s a well-executed film.  Grade: B+ Blade Runner.  … Continue reading

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Elsewhere Review: Unfriended

As always, click on the link for the original piece! TwitView: Unfriended Found-footage goes social media, with remarkably spooky results.  Though there’s really no build-up of the Big Haunting Bad beyond “she’s dead”, Unfriended lets you feed your voyeuristic tendencies … Continue reading

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