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Amazon’s ‘Jack Ryan’ – A Perfect Hero Makes for an Imperfect Show

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– By Tyler Carlos – Spoilers Below In 1984, writer Tom Clancy’s published his first novel titled “The Hunt for Red October.” In this novel, Clancy introduced the world to Jack Ryan, a former US Marine now working as an analyst, and occasional field operative, for the CIA. Since then, 15 other books have been released that continue to the …

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Glenn Close Reaches Her “Nobel” Limit in ‘The Wife’

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(2018—Director: Björn L. Runge) — by Renard N. Bansale — High ★★★½ (out of 5 stars)  “Please don’t paint me as a victim; I am much more interesting than that.” — Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) to Nathaniel Bone (Christian Slater) Potential spoilers below While the cinematic medium honors its origins in photography twenty-four times per second, it also takes much …

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‘Searching’: The Best Film the Screen POV Gimmick Will Ever Produce

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(2018—Director: Aneesh Chaganty) — by Renard N. Bansale — Low ★★★★ (out of 5 stars)  “I didn’t know her. I didn’t know my daughter.” — David Kim (John Cho) to Det. Sgt. Rosemary Vick (Debra Messing) “As a parent myself, I can only imagine what you’re feeling.” — Det. Sgt. Rosemary Vick (Debra Messing) to David Kim (John Cho) Potential …

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The Wonders of Human Connection in ‘The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl’

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(2018—Director: Masaaki Yuasa) — by Renard N. Bansale — High ★★★★ (out of 5 stars)  “Senpai, what a coincidence!” “By chance, I was passing by.” — “The Girl With Black Hair” (Kana Hanazawa) and “Senpai” (Gen Hoshino) “Why do you drink?” “I was led by those I was fated to meet.” — Rihaku-san (Mugihito) and “The Girl With Black Hair” …

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Coarse & Condensed Action Thrills in ‘Mile 22’

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(2018—Director: Peter Berg) — by Renard N. Bansale — High ★★½ (out of 5 stars)  “A battlefield could be a room with two people in it. That’s chaos. That’s fog.” — Overwatch Agent James Silva (Mark Wahlberg) to an unknown journalist Potential spoilers below In the crowded last third of the 2016 movie season, audiences had the opportunity to experience …

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Undercover Shenanigans to Combat Racism in ‘BlacKkKlansman’

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(2018—Director: Spike Lee) — by Renard N. Bansale — Low ★★★★ (out of 5 stars)  “With the right white man, we can do anything.” — Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) to Chief Bridges (Robert John Burke) Potential spoilers below The piano and wails of the late musician Prince in his 1983 cover of “Mary Don’t You Weep” play over the …

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‘Christopher Robin’: An Adorable Little “Expotition”

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(2018—Director: Marc Forster) — by Renard N. Bansale — High ★★★ (out of 5 stars)  “People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.” — Winnie the Pooh (voiced by Jim Cummings) to Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) Potential spoilers below “Gotta get up / I gotta get goin’ / I’m gonna see a friend of mine…” I first …

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Tom Cruise is Unstoppable in ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’

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(2018—Director: Christopher McQuarrie)  — by Renard N. Bansale — Low ★★★★ (out of 5 stars)  “There has never been peace without first a great suffering. The greater the suffering, the greater the peace.” — Opening to “The Apostles’ Manifesto”, composed by John Lark (?????) Potential spoilers below (and just above) Writer-director Christopher McQuarrie has uninstalled the revolving door of directors …