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Atomic Blonde review (Five Minutes in the Film Room transcript)

Here is the transcript for my review of Atomic Blonde, which aired Aug. 9 on Episode 78 of The Bridge. As you may know, I teamed up with my good friend, John Lund, to do movie reviews for his sports … Continue reading

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Dunkirk review (Five Minutes in the Film Room transcript)

As you may know at this point, I have a movie-reviewing segment on my good friend John Lund’s sports radio show The Bridge¬†called “Five Minutes in the Film Room.” During college, we spent so much time working together as co-sports … Continue reading

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The art of the one-take action sequence

Bad action sequences are easy to spot. They are the scenes filled with quick cuts and shaky cameras, which make it difficult to make out what the fighters are doing. It looks awful so why do directors continuously make the … Continue reading

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Top 10 Christopher Nolan films

I don’t know what came over me to try to take on this topic. Christopher Nolan is my favorite director, and he hasn’t directed a bad movie. Ten films, all positive. So how do I pit some of my favorite … Continue reading

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‘To hell with dreams’

Warren Beatty opened the envelope, took a long look at the card and passed it to Faye Dunaway, who said, “La La Land” into the microphone. The frontrunner’s producers, director and cast hugged, celebrating their seventh Oscar of the night, … Continue reading

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Nominated for this, but also in that

Two years ago, Eddie Redmayne earned a nomination for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. Absolutely warranted. He’s a great actor. But no actor has a great performance in every movie. Unfortunately for Redmayne, he lived … Continue reading

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Oscars: Right movie…wrong actor

The Academy did a nice job with its nominations in preparation for the 89th awards presentation Feb. 26. The Oscars have the African American representation it lacked over the past two years with Moonlight, Hidden Figures and Fences; Mel Gibson’s … Continue reading

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