Tag: Michael Fassbender

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Alien: Covenant’ is an exceedingly comfortable, if polarizing middle ground franchise binder

| May 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Alien: Covenant’ is an exceedingly comfortable, if polarizing middle ground franchise binder

“Alien: Covenant” has been getting me through my life as of late. Recently, with the unexpected passing of my grandfather, who acted as a father-figure in my life, I’ve been working toward the payoff of seeing “Alien: Covenant” following my exams. I didn’t care whether it was good or bad, I just needed the release […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Song to Song’ is an almost laughable jab at Terrence Malick

| March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Song to Song’ is an almost laughable jab at Terrence Malick

I love Terrence Malick, his movies are the perfect mixture of weird, etherial, poetic, unique, beautiful, poignant and effective that no other filmmaker of this era has been able to emulate even slightly successfully. I wholeheartedly believe that “The Thin Red Line” is one of the greatest films about war ever made, as well as […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Assassin’s Creed’ is a competent, if still underwhelming video game adaption

| December 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Assassin’s Creed’ is a competent, if still underwhelming video game adaption

For once, I can actually comment on an adaption of a video game. Unlike “Warcraft,” I actually played some of the games that “Assassin’s Creed” were based on, not all of them, but enough to get the general gist of the series’s tone and style. Yet, as always, adaptions like this always come with a […]

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CFF MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Trespass Against Us’ is a powerfully flawed English crime drama

| September 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
CFF MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Trespass Against Us’ is a powerfully flawed English crime drama

Kicking off the 8th annual Charlotte Film Festival, festival directors struck gold when they were able to snag not only a film that recently screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, as well as a film acquired by the ever prestigious A24, but also a film starring respected actor Michael Fassbender and veteran actor Brendan […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Light Between Oceans’ is the most polished soap opera in recent memory

| August 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Light Between Oceans’ is the most polished soap opera in recent memory

If there are two actors more respected among critics in 2016, it would be Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender, while neither of their takes in 2016’s summer blockbuster season (Fassbender in “X-Men: Apocalypse,” Vikander in “Jason Bourne”) were critically lauded, they still shined in their respective films. Now, right at the beginning of “Oscar Season,” […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ is a graceful step down from its predecessor

| May 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ is a graceful step down from its predecessor

“X-Men: Days of Future Past” was a film that, upon first viewing, I wasn’t sure how to feel about it, only because it was a film with far too much to take in in one sitting. Upon a re-watch, it became clear that “X-Men: Days of Future Past” was Bryan Singer’s magnum opus to the […]

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Oscar Preview: Best Actor

| February 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
Oscar Preview: Best Actor

Bryan Cranston (“Trumbo”): This one is a bit of a shocker. Not that Cranston is bad, but it’s far from a groundbreaking performance. The movie itself is not all that impressive either, which begs the question: Why the nomination then? Cranston is one of those actors who people love and respect. Perhaps it’s all leftover […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Macbeth’ is brutally effective Shakespeare

| December 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Macbeth’ is brutally effective Shakespeare

William Shakespeare is an inconsistent writer. Yeah, I said it, sue me. Of course, this is all a matter of opinion, because, like these reviews I write, every bit of art is subjective. My evidence for this claim comes only in my opinions of his various works and how some works, like “Macbeth,” “Othello” and […]

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Movie Review: “Steve Jobs”

| October 27, 2015 | 1 Comment
Movie Review: “Steve Jobs”

One of the most challenging things when discussing a person of particular fame or historical significance, is the separation of who they really were as opposed to the myth society has formed surrounding them. Often times, these myths are very different from what is actually true. We, as a culture, often fail to see these individuals […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Frank” is the single most interesting film of 2014 so far.

| October 6, 2014 | 1 Comment
MOVIE REVIEW: “Frank” is the single most interesting film of 2014 so far.

I’m at a loss on how to describe the movie “Frank”, it’s not avant-garde, but it’s certainly not conventional in any sense of the word. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen before, it’s funny, touching, dark, with so much social commentary that it could almost pass as the most entertaining PSA of all time, “Frank” […]

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