Narrow Margin (1990) or Hackman Teaches Advanced Neesonry

A breathless reminder of the power of practical stunts and the best character actors in the business.

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Deck the Halls (2006) or The Black Heart of Bad Christmas Comedies

You know the ones. Where the family’s going batty for the holidays, dad goes overboard on the lights and the moral is “it’s Christmas; suck it up.” There’s something truly sinister about routine Holiday Romps like Deck the Halls and Christmas with the Kranks, and I think I got to the beating, black heart of it. http://crookedmarquee.com/the-black-heart-of-bad-christmas-comedies/ […]

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REVIEW: Justice League (2017)

I watched Justice League with a paint-fume headache. To its credit, Justice League may be the perfect movie to watch with a paint-fume headache.  No matter how much attention you pay, seemingly absent fundamentals of film – exposition, consistent tone, stakes –  can be chalked up to your brain’s distracted war with Sherwin Williams. Why does Batman know exactly […]

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