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Five Most Recent V

1. Short Term 12 (***, 2013). Grace (Brie Larson), the supervisor at a youth halfway house, has to deal with not only the varied problems of her patients but also those involving her coworker/boyfriend (John Gallagher, Jr.) in this sentimental, … Continue reading

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Five Most Recent II

Okay, so perhaps a little less time has elapsed since I saw five more films. And hey, didn’t anyone notice that the previous list included only four entries? I sure didn’t! 1. The Blancheville Monster (1963, *1/2). A pretty terrible, … Continue reading

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Numbered Review #789: Jurassic World (**)

The fourth Jurassic Park movie lacks the excitement and creativity of its progenitor. Although it is set some twenty years after the events of the first film, and although the similar plot centers around a theme park with live dinosaurs, … Continue reading

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Numbered Review #786: Mad Max – Fury Road (***1/2)

The latest Mad Max is a frenzied, endless race of souped-up, well-armed vehicles across a whole lot of sand. The relentless pace makes for a wildly exciting film for which the plot is superfluous and generally unnecessary. There is much … Continue reading

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Numbered Review #785: RoboCop (*)

RoboCop, a remake of that genial 1987 killer-cyborg film of the same name, is a colossal disappointment, a incoherent mess that’s saddled with a below-average script, lousy casting, and superficial performances. It’s not as if the original movie was so … Continue reading

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