Tag: Rated R

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Time for a Reel THE SHAPE OF WATER review

The Shape of Water review

Guillermo del Toro has always kept viewers guessing. From one movie to the next, you never know what you’re going to get with him. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) is widely seen as his best work so far. Not everyone can get behind his unique visions but 2017 might prove to be different. Could The Shape of …

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Time for a Reel LAST FLAG FLYING review

Last Flag Flying review

Everybody Wants Some!! (2016), Boyhood (2014), School of Rock (2003) and Dazed and Confused (1993 – all critically acclaimed movies by director Richard Linklater. With the exception of Boyhood, Linklater relies heavily on comedy to help tell his stories and that strategy has been very successful thus far. Now he’s working with arguably his most …

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Time for a Reel THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI review

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Let’s start with this. Have you watched the trailer for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri yet? You’ll see a familiar dry sarcastic humor that director, writer Martin McDonagh included in his first two movies. In Bruges (2008) and Seven Psychopaths (2012) were both pleasant surprises filled with comedy, violence and overall solid plots. Intriguing characters …

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Time for a Reel A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS review

A Bad Moms Christmas review

Even though Halloween feels like it just happened…wait, it did just happen, focus has already shifted to the most wonderful time of the year. Poor Thanksgiving. There are probably more Christmas movies than all other holiday themed movies combined. Bad Moms (2016) was a major box office success when it was released last summer. A …

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Time for a Reel SUBURBICON review

Suburbicon review

When it comes to the Coen Brothers, guessing whether or not their works will be successful is about as unpredictable as their plots. Gauging their box office impact, Joel and Ethan Coen have had their highs (True Grit (2010)) and they’ve certainly had their lows (Intolerable Cruelty (2003)). While many mainstream critics fawn over the …

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Time for a Reel THE FLORIDA PROJECT review

The Florida Project review

Sean Baker is the writer/director/producer for The Florida Project and is eager to showcase his talents with this low budget independent drama. This is where his career currently lives and there’s nothing wrong with that. Starlet (2012) and Tangerine (2015) were both done on micro-budgets but each was well received by audiences. One thing you’ll …

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Time for a Reel THE SNOWMAN review

The Snowman review

Jo Nesbø is a best selling Norwegian author who has written more than 20 novels to date. By far, his most successful works are his Harry Hole novels. At first glance, Michael Fassbender looks to be a great casting choice for the tough detective, but as we did deeper into this complex character, will Fassbender …

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Time for a Reel THE FOREIGNER review

The Foreigner review

Jackie Chan has been acting for 55 years and has been in well over 100 movies. I’ll let that sink in for a minute. On its own that’s pretty impressive, but when you factor in the physical exertion that Chan welcomes, things are raised to an entirely new level of appreciation. Time has found its …

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Time for a Reel BLADE RUNNER 2049 review

BLADE RUNNER 2049 review

Before we even get started, let’s address the feature image just above. What you’re seeing is a VERY stunned and bewildered Ryan Gosling along with a royally remorseful Harrison Ford. Talk about a fighting faux pas, Warner Bros. has decided to embrace this oops moment and promote it. How can this not be considered both …

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Time for a Reel AMERICAN MADE review

American Made review

It would seem that drugs jumped to the front of every mainstream publication and outlet throughout the 1980s. Illicit drugs have been around, well since always but they reached new highs (forgive the pun) during this timespan. Television shows, movies, novels; they were all sensationalizing the addictive trend. Art was truly imitating life and there …