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Danielle Solzman reviews "12 Strong" and "Mom and Dad" on Solzy at the Movies

12 STRONG

Unsung heroes get their due in 12 Strong as another declassified story comes to the screen.

Nicolai Fuglsig makes an impressive feature directorial debut by giving audiences a thrilling drama based on the book  124 more words

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Danielle Solzman reviews "The Commuter" and "Paddington 2" for Cultured Vultures

THE COMMUTER

The Commuter is a wildly predictable Liam Neeson vehicle that falls short of Hitchcockian standards for action thrillers.

Teaming up for the fourth time with the action star, Jaume Collet-Serra directs from a screenplay written by Byron Willinger, Philip de Blasi and Ryan Engle. 151 more words

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Andrea Thompson reviews "I, Tonya" on A Reel of One's Own

“I, Tonya” is a heartfelt tribute to a woman who fought and ultimately failed to overcome the obstacles her class and gender imposed on her. In a more fair world, her drive, force of will, and most of all, her sheer talent would’ve been enough. 62 more words

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Andrea Thompson reviews "Proud Mary" for The Young Folks

The movie Proud Mary might not be anything special in itself, but its heroine sure as hell is, with Taraji P. Henson proving she can kick ass and take names like the best action hero the movie won’t let her be. 22 more words

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Brian Thompson reviews "The Final Year" for The Young Folks

After our perception of the political arena has been irreversibly altered since the last election cycle, the most striking element of The Final Year —  the latest feature from documentarian Greg Barker (We Are the Giant, Manhunt: The Inside Story of the Hunt for Bin Laden) —  is its inescapable sense of harmony. 67 more words

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Mike Vanderbilt reflects on the influence of "Halloween" on Daily Grindhouse

Creeping on the balance of its dark and eerie atmosphere, 1978′ HALLOWEEN is a landmark for many reasons. Besides being one of the first horror movies, where a female character is pitted as the heroine who edges out against a heartless/supernatural killing entity, it brought forth the blueprint for many horror films to arrive later.

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Four new reviews from Clint Worthington on Alcohollywood

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MOM AND DAD

Nicolas Cage is an acting maniac by more than one definition – he takes on so many projects you’d think he had a castle to pay off ( 437 more words

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