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Transpecos - Movie Review

Transpecos - Movie ReviewThe border.  Joni Mitchell sang about it.  Cormac McCarthy’s prose is filled with its beauty.  As a nation, we are obsessed with its divide.  For Austin filmmaker Greg Kwedar, borders are to be explored because, at the end of a very long day, they define us.  His film, Transpecos, ...

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Sausage Party - Movie Review

Sausage Party - Movie ReviewEat your heart out, Tex Avery.  The cartoon spoof to end all others has arrived.   Sausage Party, while often crass, is a banging affair.  It’s safe to say that – in an animated war against humans – processed meat products win in the end.  The highs of the movie might not be  ...

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Suicide Squad - Movie Review

Suicide Squad - Movie ReviewWell, Ladies and Gentlemen, we are currently three films into DC comics newly introduced cinematic universe.  The result is none too pleasing.  With Zack Snyder at the helm, he has done little to impress most audiences – myself included.  With Man of Steel receiving  ...

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Gleason - Movie Review

Gleason - Movie ReviewHardly known outside the world of New Orleans Saints professional football, Steve Gleason is an undersized player who made his mark in the NFL with pure heart, gumption, and enough determination to beat the odds and scratch out a seven-year career as a  ...

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Edge of Winter - Movie Review

Edge of Winter - Movie ReviewA very simple story is at the center of Edge of Winter.  It is deceptively modest but loaded with gut-wrenching consequences.  Of course, we don’t really get to see the results of the final action play out on-screen as two boys (Tom Holland and Percy Hynes witness the...

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Into the Forest - Movie Review

into the Forest - Movie ReviewCanadian filmmaker Patricia Rozema’s Into the Forest is another of those end-of-the-world, what-now flicks that seem to be all the rage these days. They are a-dime-a-dozen. And with a serious dearth of fresh ideas and unique takes on the genre, most come and go with  ...

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Jason Bourne - Movie Review

Jason Bourne - Movie ReviewThe world is chock full of franchises in this day and age. We have seen the sequel proliferate to the point that it is THE business practice of every studio in Hollywood—it’s their bread and butter. Films are created these days specifically in the hope that they will spawn more  ...

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The Infiltrator - Movie Review

The Infiltrator - Movie ReviewWithin the sprawling pantheon of undercover cop films, The Infiltrator will never be recognized as one of the genre greats. Within actor Bryan Cranston’s body of work however, it will be remembered as the one he saved. He’s that good here. Cranston plays real-life undercover  ...

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Clown - Movie Review

Clown - Blu-ray ReviewClown, a violent and humorous movie about a bizarre demonic possession, is definitely not going to change your minds about clowns. They ARE evil.  I knew it!  Produced by Knock Knock’s Eli Roth, Clown is what happens when you attempt to go above and beyond and  ...

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Free State of Jones - Movie Review

Free State of Jones - Movie ReviewAs gangly and unstable as a newborn colt, Free State of Jones is the well-intentioned but ultimately heavy-handed and torturous story about a virtually unknown episode of American history, and an even lesser-known man. Historians still debate the facts to this day, but  ...

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