Review: The Missed by Sami Shah

Full disclosure: I'm friendly with Sami Shah. I first interviewed him for X-Press Magazine back in the day when he was a recent immigrant doing his visa-mandated time in Northam, a tiny Western Australian coun...
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REVIEW: BLOOD FATHER Dad Max

Directed by Jean-Fracois RichetStarring Mel Gibson, Erin Moriarty, Diego Luna, Michael Parks, William H. MacyA geriactioner for people who found the ugly gender politics of Taken too subtle, Blood Father sees J...
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REVIEW: ZOOTOPIA Concrete Jungle

Directed by Byron Howard and Rich MooreStarring Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, JK Simmons, Tommy Chong, ShakiraWe are big on world building these days.Back in the day no explanation was needed as ...
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REVIEW: TRIPLE 9 Cop Out

Directed by John HillcoatStarring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, Antony Mackie, Clifton Collins, Jr., Kate WinsletThe obvious touchstones for this ill-conceived crime thriller are Heat and Training Day, but i...
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REVIEW: KISS KISS BANG BANG Back In Black

Directed by Shane BlackStarring Robert Downey, Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan, Corbin BernsenDid you get all crazy excited over the trailer for The Nice Guys? Boy howdy, I sure did. If not, I assume you hav...
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REVIEW: BLACK MASS Depp Cover

Directed by Scott CooperStarring Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Rory Cochrane, Kevin Bacon, Jesse PlemonsBlack Mass is a hollow experience, and not all the hairpieces, facial prosthetics and ...