Category Archives: 2017 Films

Brief Consideration: Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017)

In a decade that’s seen the comic book movie genre blossom into a mainstream staple, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women is a timely examination of the genre’s roots. The film is about Professor William Marston (Luke Evens), who creates … Continue reading

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Initial Impression: Last Flag Flying (2017)

Richard Linklater’s preoccupation with time reaches its most poignant heights in Last Flag Flying. The film is about Vietnam veteran, Larry “Doc” Shepherd (Steve Carrel) who reunites with his former war buddies, Sal Nealon (Bryan Cranston) and Richard Mueller (Lawrence … Continue reading

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Brief Consideration: Icarus (2017)

Icarus initially starts out as a story that examines the effectiveness of the American anti-doping system with an amateur cyclist undergoing the same doping regiment as Lance Armstrong, under the tutelage of Grigory Rodchenkov- the former director of Russia’s national … Continue reading

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Brief Consideration: A Ghost Story (2017)

David Lowery’s A Ghost Story is an unflinchingly forlorn film that in its every breath conveys more truth about the human condition than most movies could ever hope to achieve. Told in a minimalist style that comprises of a single … Continue reading

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Review: The Disaster Artist (2017)

The Disaster Artist is a movie that is continually searching for an epiphany and never finds it. James Franco directs and stars in a story about Tommy Wiseau (James Franco) and Greg Sestero (Dave Franco) coming to Los Angeles and their … Continue reading

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My Top Ten Films of 2017

1) Blade Runner 2049 In many regards, the sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 film resonates with the hermetically sealed innocence of a snow globe. 2) Dunkirk Dunkirk has a genuine emotional truth that both horrifies and enlightens in the same … Continue reading

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Brief Considersation: The Beguiled (2017)

The Beguiled is a sumptuous and terse Southern Gothic that uses the conventions of the rarefied genre to illustrate the brewing tensions between old-fashioned respectability and individualistic desire. The American Civil War period drama chronicles the recovery of a wounded … Continue reading

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