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Lady Macbeth (2017)

Cool, calculating, impassioned, and razor-sharp in its shrewd storytelling, the period film Lady Macbeth is worthy of the title of Shakespeare’s manipulative anti-heroine. Katherine (newcomer Florence Pugh) is recently married and expected to fulfill her wifely duties. 276 more words


Atomic Blonde (2017)

Atomic Blonde is based on a 2012 graphic novel called The Coldest City (by Antony Johnston and Sam Hart), a title I doubt many were that familiar with. 1,189 more words


Dunkirk (2017)

Christopher Nolan is one of the rare filmmakers in the world that can do anything he wants. He’s reached a level of critical and commercial success that he has earned the leeway to tell the stories he wants with a blank check. 1,405 more words


Humanity and Paper Balloons/Ninjo Kamifusen, Japan 1937

This was a title that I had frequently heard or read about with recommendation but this year’s Il Cinema Ritrovato offered me the first chance to actually watch and enjoy the film. 1,327 more words


Railroad Tigers (2016)

Starring Jackie Chan, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi, Huang Zitao, Sang Ping, Jaycee Chan, Kai Wang

Fight Choreography by He Jun

Directed by Ding Sheng

Railroad Tigers is one of the newest offerings from Jackie Chan, he the classic king of martial arts and stunts. 602 more words

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A Misguided Adaptation of the Influential 1985 Play

Denzel Washington’s newest directorial project is the long gestated film adaptation of the seminal August Wilson play Fences; a reflection on the black experience in the 1950s, making up a part of Wilson’s ten-part ‘Pittsburgh Cycle’ that analyzes black life in each decade of the 20th century.   628 more words


Wonder Woman (2017)

I owe Gal Gadot an overdue apology. When the news first broke that the Israeli model-turned-actor had won the role of Wonder Woman, I was quite dismissive. 2,140 more words