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Live By Night Review — Lifeless

Talk about punching above your weight. It’s a problem shared by not only every character of the movie but also the film itself. The source material was large and ambitious, stretching out into what felt like the boundaries of what crime stories have traditionally traded in. Ben Affleck’s adaptation instead seems to only struggle to […]

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New And Old Of Sherlock Season 4

Sherlock was its best at season one. The premiere “A Study in Pink” is pretty much the only episode in which the audience has anything resembling a chance of thinking along with the famous detective, and as the season goes on, we see a genuine arc of character growth towards each other from Sherlock (Benedict […]

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A Monster Calls Review — Howling

There’s something to be said for complexity. It can hew closer to strident than you would like, but it is also what gives a movie depth. You get to chew through the layers, really savor each revelation as it reveals itself. And that’s where A Monster Calls succeeds. It throws a lot at the wall, […]

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