Author Archives: Tucker

Nine Lives – 2016

The American Dream is a powerful drug. One moment, you can be on the verge of owning the tallest tower in the Northern Hemisphere; the next, your consciousness has been placed in the body of a homeless cat. More aptly: … Continue reading

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Suicide Squad – 2016

WARNING: SPOILERS! It’s been a rough year for the people at DC Films. This year’s major release, Batman v Superman, arrived with a thud; it was critically savaged for its lack of soul, dark tone, and complete mess of a script. The … Continue reading

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Touch of Evil – 1958

Passion. Murder. Police brutality. Xenophobia. The four elements of the Florida state flag also make up the intricate and morbid plot of Orson Welles’ opus, Touch of Evil. The film’s history is as complex and myriad as the film itself, … Continue reading

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Ghostbusters – 2016

In 2016, we’ve had a rash of heated political disassociation and social upheavals that have made our country as divisive as it was in the years leading to the Civil War. The mass slaughter of innocent blacks, the constant debate regarding … Continue reading

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Gone With the Wind – 1939

The Hollywood epic is probably one of the few genres to see a minimal amount of change over the decades that it’s ruled Tinseltown (and, by extension, the Academy Awards). From the affectatious costume design to the sweeping vistas of … Continue reading

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Jaws – 1975

Once again, the American summertime has appeared, hovering above us like a plague of hot, wet blankets. What better way to cool off than to sit in a theater where the air conditioning is room temperature, making it not too … Continue reading

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The Conjuring 2 – 2016

I’ve never really been a fan of the horror genre. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve seen enough horror movies to be able to discern what’s good and what’s bad, and I can recognize a classic, well-made film when I see … Continue reading

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