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‘22 July’ is among the year’s most powerful films

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This movie is currently available for viewing on Netflix.

Over the years, writer/director Paul Greengrass has made many a film based around real-life incidents, including Bloody Sunday, United 93 and Captain Phillips.

His latest is 22 July, a dramatization of the horrific 2011 Norway attacks that left 77 dead. While the...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Oct. 12, 2018

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As always, it’s another busy week with plenty of intriguing Blu-ray and DVD arrivals. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

Big New Releases!

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot - This biopic tells the story or cartoonist John Callahan, an alcoholic and paraplegic who eventually began finding a creative outlet in his art and whose work became a regular fixture of a Washington newspaper. The drama follows the man before and after his life-altering car accident. Reviews were generally good for the feature. Everyone found the lead performance impressive. A percentage complained that this real-life story had...

‘Venom’ emphasizes bizarre comedy over action

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Running Time: 112 minutes

Another week, another superhero movie. At least, that’s what it feels like these days. For some time now, this reviewer has regularly complained about a certain sameness within what has been dubbed the “Marvel Universe.” Admittedly, most are well made movies, but for a time, they have also felt like something coming off an assembly line.

The new flick Venom marks an exception. It’s a very odd duck and one that might even be considered a black sheep in the Marvel cinematic family.

For this reviewer, that’s nothing to be ashamed of. Outcasts are often interesting even if they come across as a little, well...

‘The Sisters Brothers’ makes an impression with well-drawn characters

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Running Time: 121 minutes

Westerns are surely one of the biggest genre staples in cinema (certainly in this part of the world). There have been thousands upon thousands of tales of frontiersmen moving across the plains, fighting for everything from a slice of land and place to prosper, to revenge. That means there’s very little that hasn’t been seen before.

The Sisters Brothers attempts a different, more arthouse approach at the genre, taking the form of a character study and subverting some of the expectations of the Western formula.

Set during the Gold Rush of the 1850s, the two leads are a pair of brutal, sharpshooter assassins and siblings, Eli...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for Oct. 5, 2018

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Hello, it’s time for another look at highlights coming your way on Blu-ray and DVD. It’s a very busy week with plenty of releases in a variety of genres. So if you can’t make it to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

Big New Releases!

The 12th Man - Based on a true story, this WWII drama made in Norway follows an English team of saboteurs who set out to fight Nazi forces in Scandinavia. When their boat is sunk, one man manages to get away. However, he is forced to journey to safety through the rugged mountainous wilderness with enemy soldiers on his tail. Reviews for this picture were quite strong. A few complained that it was a bit overdrawn and...

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