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Game Review: ‘Jotun’

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– By David Sawczyn – Since their inception, video games in general have had a hard time being accepted as a legitimate art form. Considered only toys and playthings, the emotions they were designed to invoke in their players were sensations of power, pleasure, and escapism. However, with the rise of independent game companies in these recent years, games have …

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Robert Pattinson Electrifies the Screen in ‘Good Time’

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(2017—Director: Benny Safdie & Josh Safdie) High ★★★½ (out of 5 stars) “I think something very important is happening and it’s deeply connected to my purpose.” — Constantine “Connie” Nikas (Robert Pattinson) to Crystal (Taliah Lennice Webster) Potential spoilers below Few examples in Hollywood fit the phrase “slow but steady comeback” like actor Robert Pattinson. As with his former co-star …

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A Determined Pastor Turns to Farming in ‘All Saints’

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(2017—Director: Steve Gomer) High ★★ (out of 5 stars) “You’re just a huckster, ain’t ya? A con man in a collar.” — Forrest (Barry Corbin) to All Saints pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett) Potential spoilers below Earlier this year, I gave a positive notice to The Case for Christ for its period aesthetics and matter-of-fact treatment of researching the historical …

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“Dramastic” Measures in ‘Logan Lucky’

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(2017—Director: Steven Soderbergh) High ★★★½ (out of 5 stars) “Is it twenty or is it thirty? We are dealin’ with science here!” — Joe Bang (Daniel Craig) towards Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum), who is unsure of the distance to the bank vault. Potential spoilers below Around the start of the 2017 summer blockbuster season, I saw a trailer that caught …

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Hook, Line, and Sinker: A ‘Better Call Saul’ Review

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— By Carly Twehous — Over the course of its five seasons Breaking Bad was able to accomplish something rather unique: it captivated the audience so much that, by the series finale, the show presented absolutely no characters with any semblance of a moral backbone. Breaking Bad became a series of choices between far lesser evils and roads paved with …

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What the People Want: Review of HBO’s The Young Pope

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— By Carly Twehous — Most people can reluctantly agree that when the phrases “fictional tale of modern Catholicism set in Vatican City” and “produced by HBO” are thrown around and mushed into the same sentence, assumptions are bound to be made. Those coming from a secular background with no influence from organized religion automatically assume that such a show …

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Tumultuous Upbringings in ‘The Glass Castle’

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(2017—Director: Destin Daniel Cretton) Low ★★★½ (out of 5 stars) “I swear, there are times I think that you’re the only one around who still has any faith in me.” — Rex Walls (Woody Harrelson) to his pre-teen daughter Jeannette Walls (Ella Anderson) Potential spoilers below Writer-director Destin Daniel Cretton burst onto the film scene with his 2013 sophomore feature …