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Flash Review – Mad Max: Fury Road

More like Mad Max: Feminist Road, amirite?

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Flash Review: A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Marlon Brando is out-of-this-world great in this mid-century film by Elia Kazan, based on the play by Tennessee Williams, but he’s stranded alone in a stuffy, impossibly melodramatic domestic drama that goes on… Continue reading

Flash Review: Noah [2014]

The perfect biblical adaptation for a Marvel-obsessed world; this Noah-as-action hero epic is thoroughly entertaining. Occasionally corny and overwrought (the source material is not known for restraint or subtlety, after all), but that… Continue reading

Flash Review: The Counselor [2013]

Have you been bad? ‘Cause this movie has. I was not ready for a film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz and Brad Pitt, to… Continue reading

Flash Review – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire [2013]

Catching Fire is a rarity, a blockbuster sequel that’s an improvement over its predecessor in pretty much every aspect. Francis Lawrence expands on Gary Ross’s vision and doesn’t sacrifice depth for spectacle; there’s… Continue reading

Flash Review: This Is The End [2013]

Not as funny as the marketing campaign might’ve led you to believe, or as all the people involved in the film think they are (at least not all the time), This Is The… Continue reading

Flash Review: Before Sunset [2004]

Despite a rough, awkward start, and the fact that there’s even less of a plot now, Before Sunset is a success because the conversations between Jesse and Céline are even more fascinating. Significantly… Continue reading

Flash Review: The Conjuring [2013]

A cliché-free horror movie is as rare as a four-leaf clover, and while The Conjuring doesn’t quite get it right in that respect, it does succeed in giving us an involving, entertaining chiller,… Continue reading

Flash Review: Before Sunrise [1995]

An impossibly charming, intelectually and philosophically stimulating romance set in Vienna. The writing by Richard Linklater and Kim Krizan is genius and crackles with wit. The organic performances by Ethan Hawke and Julie… Continue reading

Flash Review: The Bling Ring [2013]

Fascinating cautionary tale where Sofia Coppola again deals with the always-rich theme of emptiness, this time seen through the prism of wasted youth, both literally and figuratively. Unattended kids break in or walk… Continue reading