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REVIEW – The Hitman’s Bodyguard

REVIEW – “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” Delivers Summer’s Last Great Ride by Joe Hammerschmidt In a summer that’s seen favorite franchises getting much earned rejuvenations, and silver screen versions of obscure source material earning their due, the more

Review: Annabelle Creation

REVIEW – “Annabelle: Creation” Improves on Predecessor, While Still Painfully Convoluted by Joe Hammerschmidt   2013’s The Conjuring still remains a benchmark for the horror genre, from the widest lens possible. With regards to its smaller spin-off

Review: The Nut Job 2

REVIEW – Second “Nut Job” Same as the First, While Still Trying a Little Harder to Please by Joe Hammerschmidt   Fair statement, to my surprise: The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature will not go down

Review: Wind River

REVIEW – “Wind River”  Flows and Ebbs with a Balanced Mix of Pain and Tension by Joe Hammerschmidt   I am naturally impressed by Taylor Sheridan’s track record, now Hollywood’s latest “everyman.” Cutting his teeth first as

Review: THE DARK TOWER

REVIEW – “The Dark Tower” Struggles to Break Past Clouds, Let Its Light Shine Through by Joe Hammerschmidt   I was never a huge Stephen King enthusiast; it’s possible I might’ve grown up in the wrong generation

Review: DETROIT

REVIEW – Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit Paints A Gut-Wrenching, Yet Still Important Picture by Joe Hammerschmidt   For anyone who had been living under a rock, know this: cinematic genius Kathryn Bigelow understands humanity at its most brutal

REVIEW: ATOMIC BLONDE

REVIEW – “Atomic Blonde” Quite Badass, Despite Bad Motivation by Joe Hammerschmidt There are some who will say Atomic Blonde plays like the female counterpart of John Wick. However, director and legendary cinema stuntmaster David Leitch doesn’t