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Justice League: More Assembly Required, by Tyler Smith

Like many others, when it was announced that DC was going to be following a different release format in its cinematic universe than Marvel, I was skeptical. It seemed as though introducing certain characters individually through their own films and...

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: False Advertising, by Tyler Smith

I recently heard that Martin McDonagh, when writing a script, never writes a second draft. He hammers out a single draft and then goes about getting it produced, either on stage or screen. This was astonishing to me, especially when...

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A Touch of Class, by Tyler Smith

After months of mystery – including a few weeks in which it didn’t even have an official title – Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread finally has a trailer. While we knew a lot of broad facts about the film –...

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Shine a Light, by Tyler Smith

Evil thrives in darkness. It scurries about, gleefully exploiting the weakness and vulnerability of others, while the rest of the world carries on in the light, ignorant (or perhaps in denial) 0f the darker instincts of humanity. It is only...

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Your Weekend Alternatives, by Tyler Smith

This weekend offers a shockingly bad collection of new theatrical releases, many of them Halloween-themed. There is the dour-yet-stupid The Snowman, directed by Tomas Alfredson, about a Norwegian serial killer. There is Dean Devlin’s Geostorm, a disaster movie starring poor...