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How do you a make a sequel to one of the most influential science-fiction films of all time? The presence of 1982’s Blade Runner in modern media is wide and deep, evident in everything…

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Hey, Matthew Vaughn. How’s it going? I just saw your new film, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, and I had a question to ask you. What the hell happened? Seriously, what the HELL happened?…

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If the advertisements and trailers for Darren Aronofsky’s new film mother! makes you think that it’s a twist on Rosemary’s Baby, you wouldn’t even be half right.…

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There’s something terribly familiar about It, the new adaptation of Stephen King’s notoriously-voluminous master-class horror novel. It’s not just the legacy of the…

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The Dark Tower book series, Stephen King’s epic magnum opus, totals nearly 4,500 pages over 8 books and a few side-stories. The Dark Tower, the film, clocks in at a shockingly-lean…

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The opening moments of Spider-Man: Homecoming let the audience know exactly what kind of film we’re about to watch. While the epically grandiose Marvel Studios logo unfolds on…

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Few things are more necessary to a film — indeed, to life in general — than the proper soundtrack, and few directors know this better than Edgar Wright. From Hot Fuzz to…

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A running gag in the Robert Altman film The Player revolves around movies that are pitched as “X meets Y”, a commentary on the often-absurd reductionism of studio filmmaking.…

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Despite being one of the most celebrated superheroes of all time, to say nothing of her status as a cultural icon, Wonder Woman hasn’t received the respect and recognition she…

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If you have to explain a joke to somebody, it’s not funny. The same could be said for horror films. The more you know about the perpetrator of said horror, the less threatening…

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It could be argued that when The Fifth Element was released to theaters, the world wasn’t prepared for it. The advertisements promised something “beyond Star Wars”…

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The right soundtrack can make or break a movie, especially one as big, bright, and go-for-broke crazy as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. We’re not talking about scores, here,…

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Let’s go back in time for a moment, to the halcyon days of the mid-1990s, when AOL, floppy disks, and dial-up modems were a thing. A sub-genre of films has emerged based around…

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Some metaphors are big. Some metaphors are small. Some are delivered with all the grace of a sledgehammer to the forehead, while some are as subtle and precise as a needle. Then there…

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There’s something uncanny about the live-action adaptation of Ghost In The Shell. While it isn’t a direct adaptation of either Mamoru Oshii’s classic anime film or…

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Leave it to a superhero film about a character with claws to stab the heart of its audience and make it feel like a handshake. A film that’s theoretically over 15 years in the…

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