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Unpretentious movie reviews you can read in less than 10 minutes

Movie Review: Brawl in Cell Block 99

Brawl in Cell Block 99 is a one-note action movie, but committed performances and screenplay turns this prison grindhouse flick into a serviceable bone-crunching B-movie entertainment.

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Movie Review: Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049 is a satisfying and purposeful sequel thanks to a dutiful script, great performances, and stunning visuals but its calculated narrative and imagery also make it an overlong sterile sci-fi flick.

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Movie Review: Flatliners (2017)

No thanks to its cardboard characters, generic horror elements, and a dull indecisive plot, Flatliners is a brain dead clone of a movie that didn’t need to be resuscitated.

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Movie Review: Mother!

Mother! is an intriguing cautionary tale backed by solid performances and deft filmmaking, but whatever allegorical tale its supposed to express is buried underneath cartoonish excess that makes this supposedly symbolic movie assaulting, rather than enlightening, to the senses.

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Movie Review: Kingsman – The Golden Circle

Kingsman: The Golden Circle is a bland bloated rehash that only emphasizes the overrated appeal of the original – recycled Bond gags and juvenile spy shenanigans branded as “edgy satire”.

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Movie Review: IT

Thanks to great performances, character dynamics, and well-staged scares, IT is a veritable first chapter to a popular Kinglore that is able to capture the essence of its source material and deliver enjoyable scares.
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