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#WhereAreTheWomen  is still at the #Oscars...
This movie is so great a representation of women that even the female protagonist’s mother, the antagonist, is not primarily defined as a mother.
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Now playing in the US, Canada, and the UK.
There are things in which horny teenaged boys were not meant to meddle. Like we needed the warning.
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Now in limited release in the UK.
A lurid meatgrinder of a movie in which the young-woman protagonist is reduced to a passive object of male rage, greed, and possessiveness.
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Now playing in the UK. Opens March 13th in the US and Canada.
Wait. Really? Horror movies are still doing the punishing-girls-for-having-sex thing? Ah, but this is 80s retro, so it’s “okay,” then.
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Now playing in the UK. Opens next Friday in the US and Canada.
There’s not much of a story, just a chance to spend more time with the gang of classy sexy randy oldsters. And that’s just fine.
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The villain is a dude who fails to appreciate that sex is not all about what he alone wants. And the film gender-swaps a trope to motivate the protagonist.
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New on DVD/VOD in the US and Canada. Buy it! Rent it! Send the message (in case someone is listening) “More like this, please!”
Smart and passionate, this is one of the ultimate Hollywood fantasies: an adult romance performed by gorgeous actors with palpable onscreen chemistry.
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There's a really low bar for not being the worst SF movie ever made. Really low. This one struggles to get over that bar. And I'm not sure it succeeds.
Quite possibly an alien torture device designed to turn our brains to mush. *sob*
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Now in limited release in the UK.
Would-be conspiracy thriller undermines its own noble intent with its amateurism and dull, plodding earnestness.
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Cartoons can be tricky to rate for gender representation... but it’s clear here that the only two female characters fill only limited supporting roles.
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Opens tomorrow in the US, Canada, and the UK.
Unpleasant, humor free, and contrary to accepted codes of movie morality. And that’s before it shows its hand as a pile of implausible sentimental mush.
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#WhereAreTheWomen  goes to the #Oscars...
It’s rare that a film makes it this explicit that women are little more than supporting characters in a man’s story.
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One unexpected side effect of The Purge: Anarchy: It made me realize how hot Frank Grillo is.

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Um, why are you asking me? I’m not a cosplayer. You should be asking cosplayers. But since you insist, I’ll make a few guesses...

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I’m sure there is a cool meteorological word for a blob of rainbow all by its lonesome up in the sky, but I don’t know what it is.

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This dreary, drippy period romance is sorely lacking in juicy melodrama and some sizzle among supposed stifled lovebirds.

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Astonishingly athletic dancers express crazy-hot modern choreography, strung together by a flimsy narrative. Kinda like old-school Hollywood

I did NOT call Hercules “a triumph”! | FlickFilosopher.com
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A first for me: being quoted way out of context so that (at best) some mild faint praise sounds like a rave.

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I think this is the side of the Bank of England building...

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Just another rote space adventure. It’s not actively awful, but there isn’t a single damn thing in the least bit surprising or memorable abo

London photo: bacon hypnosis | FlickFilosopher.com
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I love how even the construction warning signs for pedestrians are flummoxed by the mention of bacon. “Should we walk this way, or that way?

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Biopic of “fashion’s little prince” offers the elegant precision of a fashion shoot -- it’s beautiful, and cold -- but lacks a lot of necess

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Outside famous Hamleys toy store on Regent Street, there is a bus stop made entirely of Lego. Entirely.

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The annual celebration of people with superpowers beating the crap outta one another seems to result in only a handful of petty crimes. Any

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There was a big pro-Gaza rally in central London today. I met the woman carrying this sign on the tube this evening.