Review: “Rick and Morty” Season Premiere

Reflecting on the April Fool’s episode.

The long-awaited season 3 premiere was finally released a couple of weeks ago on April 1st, much to everyone’s surprise, delight… and a touch of disappointment.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Teaser Trailer

by Benjamín Harguindey

Following the February reveal of Episode VIII’s title – “The Last Jedi”, ominously written in red as opposed to the traditional yellow – a teaser trailer was finally released yesterday. The hype is strong in this one.

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Review: Going in Style (2017)

(Not!)

Going in Style (2017) is too complacent a movie for its own good, a comedy that’s too much in awe of its venerable cast and way more bent on pleasing the crowd than it is in making them laugh. After all, good will only gets the humor halfway there.

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Review: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Some pun about “ghost” and “shell”.

by Benjamín Harguindey

Ghost in the Shell has been many things in the past 30 years: a manga (three volumes), an anime (two seasons), a 1995 animated film (followed by a sequel in 2004) and any number of made-for-TV flicks and “original video animations”. The phenomenon has never been transmuted into a live action film though. How does the 2017 incarnation fare?

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Twin Peaks Revival: 4 Pros, 1 Con

by Benjamín Harguindey

As reported ealier this year, Twin Peaks is finally getting its third season. The first two out of eighteen episodes air May 21st on Showtime, and as the date draws near I find myself losing my initial skepticism and getting hyped for its fabled revival. In an era of cash-in nostalgia, here’s why I think Twin Peaks 2017 is the real deal (mostly).

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Review scores are pointless

by Benjamín Harguindey

For as long as I’ve been reviewing movies, and I’ve been doing that for professional sites since 2010, I’ve loathed assigning numerical scores to my critiques. After mustering all of my powers to write an educated appraisal of a film, stamping a number on my own paper seems superfluous.

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Edgar Wright is back with ‘Baby Driver’

Hello, Edgar. How’s the hand?

by Benjamín Harguindey

Alright, so it’s only been 4 years since The World’s End (2013) but after the prolonged will-they-or-won’t-they that was Edgar Wright’s involvement with Marvel’s Ant-Man (2015) it’s nice to see him back in the director’s chair and toting a comedy unmistakably bearing his signature.

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