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Slow West (2015) by The Critical Movie Critics
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Movie Review: Slow West (2015)

A light-hearted score by Jed Kurzel (“The Snowtown Murders”) punctuates Slow West, first-time director John Maclean’s 84-minute deconstruction of the myth of the frontier. Winner of the grand jury prize in the international dramatic competition at Sundance, the U.K.-New Zealand co-production is a slow burn that is awash in contradictions. Starring Michael Fassbender (“12 Years…

The Caretakers (2014) by The Critical Movie Critics
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Movie Review: The Caretakers (2014)

“In life, there are many different paths to choose from. Some choose a common path, some choose a path less traveled, and some choose a path unknown.” In Steve Hudgins’ The Caretakers, some have chosen to protect the undead — vampires — and dedicate their lives to providing safety and food for them. One such…

Frank the Bastard (2013) by The Critical Movie Critics
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Movie Review: Frank the Bastard (2013)

A good mystery movie doesn’t necessarily need a great mystery to work, but it certainly helps. So a bad mystery movie with a bland, boring mystery must be pretty damned from the start. That’s where Frank the Bastard finds itself, since despite having a mysterious title and a mysterious premise (a young woman confronts her…

Movie Trailer #2: Spectre (2015)
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Movie Trailer #2: Spectre (2015)

I’ve said it before, I like Christoph Waltz as a bad guy. His smooth cadence and deliberate actions make all he does that more ominous. I also like Daniel Craig as Bond. So together they should make, Spectre, the 24th installment in the James Bond series something special. And from this latest trailer, I’d say…

The Gallows (2015) by The Critical Movie Critics
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Movie Review: The Gallows (2015)

If you watched the trailer for The Gallows, you probably got the impression you were going to see an intense flick in which some high school kids that are involved in some sort of drama production are viciously attacked by a supernatural entity. And while you wouldn’t be entirely wrong, you’ve nonetheless been dealt a…

Terminator: Genisys (2015) by The Critical Movie Critics
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Movie Review: Terminator Genisys (2015)

Terminator Genisys marks the fifth installment in the beloved franchise but it’s not, unfortunately, made for fans. Or anyone else for that matter. The script, written by Laeta Kalogridis (“Shutter Island”) and Patrick Lussier (whose biggest claim to fame is “Drive Angry”), does as much as it can to bring those uninitiated with the series…

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