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Review: The Mauritanian

Kevin McDonald’s movie about Mahamedou Ould Slahi, a Mauritanian who was swept up in the capture of suspects for the 911 terrorist attack and sent to the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, seems to assume that the viewer … Continue reading

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June 2016 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the June issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo on May 25. Burnt Bradley Cooper is good at playing assholes, and Adam Jones, the borderline sociopathic chef he portrays in … Continue reading

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September 2013 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the Sept. issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo on Sunday. Elysium It says something about Neill Blomkamp’s big budget studio followup to his excellent science fiction thriller District 9 … Continue reading

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July 2012 movies

Except for The Amazing Spider-Man, here are the movie reviews I wrote for the July issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo on Monday. The Amazing Spider-Man The gratuitousness of rebooting Marvel’s most indiosyncratic character will certainly be … Continue reading

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February 2012 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the Feb. issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo last week. Beginners Personality crises are notoriously difficult to depict on film, which is why older directors didn’t bother to do … Continue reading

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