Tag Archives: Michael Shannon

Review: The Current War

As laser-focused historical movies go, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s take on the rivalry between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse over who would build the first electricity grid in the U.S. has an immediately appealing hook in that electricity is something we take … Continue reading

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Review: 99 Homes

As the Oscar nominations for The Big Short testify, the 2008 economic collapse continues to provide raw meat for heavy-duty dramas, as well as comedies of the blackest sort. 99 Homes gets down to the bone of the matter, since … Continue reading

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November 2013 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the November issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo last Friday. 2 Guns The Lethal Weapon series has a lot to answer for. Or is it 48 Hours? Either way, … Continue reading

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April 2012 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the April issue of EL Magazine, which will be distributed in Tokyo tomorrow. The Artist The general opinion about this Oscar-winning, French-produced homage to Hollywood is that it gets by on sincerity. … Continue reading

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