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Screener Squad: Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened

0 Submitted by on Mon, 21 January 2019, 12:12
The heat is on with this review as Justin, Shak and Allen jump on the bandwagon to discuss Netflix’s scathing documentary Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened. Following the infamous 2017 failed music festival, the film focuses both on the mechanizations involving the main people planning the party and the team on the ground attempting to hastily put the Continue Reading...
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Screener Squad: The Standoff at Sparrow Creek

0 Submitted by on Fri, 18 January 2019, 10:53
We’ve had a good run of debut writer/director films lately and this seems to be no exception. Frank and Lara take the lead on this review of The Standoff at Sparrow Creek, a dark and tense thriller shot in Dallas, Texas. The story follows around James Badge Dale playing a former police officer and militiaman who is brought out of Continue Reading...
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Screener Squad: The Last Man

0 Submitted by on Fri, 18 January 2019, 10:45
January is here and for cinema, it’s a real dumping ground. So, of course, we would get a Hayden Christensen movie somewhere in the pile. In The Last Man, he plays a soldier returning from an unspecified war while an unspecified apocalypse brews around an unspecified Latin country (yes, it’s really confusing in the movie too). While attempting to overcome his Continue Reading...
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Screener Squad: An Acceptable Loss

0 Submitted by on Fri, 18 January 2019, 10:41
It’s time for some good old political intrigue. This is An Acceptable Loss, the newest film from Joe Chappelle who did so much great work on The Wire….and also Halloween: The Curse of Michael Meyers. This time, we follow Tika Sumpter as she deals with the fallout from an unpopular decision she made while serving as a security adviser for Continue Reading...
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Highly Suspect Reviews: Glass

0 Submitted by on Thu, 17 January 2019, 15:29
M. Night Shyamalan returns to the universe of his second film Unbreakable with this sorta combo-platter of movies. Glass features from that film Bruce Willis as David Dunn, a super-strong/somewhat invulnerable real-world superhero as well as his counterpart villain, Samuel L. Jackson as the mega-intelligent Mr. Glass. From M. Night’s last film Split (which added on an easter egg at Continue Reading...
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Highly Suspect Reviews: On The Basis of Sex

0 Submitted by on Thu, 10 January 2019, 16:26
Ruth Bader Ginsburg has become a very visible (albeit old and shrunken) hero to the left of late and the documentary about her life RBG was celebrated as one of the year’s best. So, of course here comes Hollywood with the not-even-close-to-as-good biopic about her; well…Ruth when she was young and sexy, as played by Felicity Jones with Armie Hammer Continue Reading...
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Highly Suspect Reviews: The Upside

0 Submitted by on Thu, 10 January 2019, 16:23
As I’ve been saying since 2011, that French film The Intouchables is great. So funny and heartfelt. You can rent it from Amazon or other places and you WILL NOT regret it. Or, I guess, if you’re one of those BUT SUBTITLES people, you can watch this Americanized version of the true story with Bryan Cranston as a wealthy, cranky, Continue Reading...
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Screener Squad: The Vanishing (2018)

0 Submitted by on Thu, 03 January 2019, 09:40
It’s Gerard Butler as you’ve never seen him before: in a small-scale, character-driven indie thriller! With a story VERY LOOSELY based on the Flannan Isle Lighthouse disappearances in 1900, Butler plays one of three lighthouse workers alongside Peter Mullan (Ozark) and Connor Swindells (Netflix’s upcoming Sex Education). While exploring the shoreline of the island their lighthouse rests on, they discover Continue Reading...
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Highly Suspect Reviews: Escape Room

0 Submitted by on Thu, 03 January 2019, 09:14
Five attractive young people meet when they get a mysterious invitation to an extremely well-funded Escape Room game. All being very different people they have to find ways to work together to survive the game as one room leads into another becoming increasingly more elaborate…and deadly. There, I’ve written the logline for the film. Can I go now? Wait, it’s Continue Reading...
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