Tag Archives: J.J. Abrams

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) – Review

First things first, 10 Cloverfield Lane is not a sequel (or prequel, or side-quel) to Cloverfield. The films share some themes and details but they’re all tertiary, evidence of the script’s late conversion into a patented J.J. Abrams Mystery Box. … Continue reading

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Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015) – Review

How do you review Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Nobody will read this review to judge whether it’s worth a look. Let’s be honest, if you’re reading this, you’re either a Star Wars fan or my mother. So by what … Continue reading

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The 3 Essentials (and 2 non-essentials) of film in 2015

PHOTO FROM thecrunchnews.in/2014/12/31/2015-films-avengers-2-jurassic-world-seven-must-see-films-to-watch/ 1. Established properties rule the day Surprise, surprise, you can’t write a column about 2015 in movies without first mentioning the elephants in the room: the return of the Avengers and the War for Stars. This is … Continue reading

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