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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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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Review: Kong: Skull Island (2017)

Kong: Skull Island (2017) is a fun, old-fashioned send-up of the adventure novel of yore; less of a remake of the 1933 King Kong (or Peter Jackson’s 2005 version for that matter) and more of an original adventure story featuring Kong, King of Skull Island.

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Review: Swiss Army Man (2016)

by Marina González

What!? That could be you first reaction when you watch Swiss Army Man (2016). What’s going on in here? If you watch this film without knowing anything about it, you’ probably say that out loud: what’s going on in here? Apparently this is about a dead man (a zombie?) with chronic farting who gets erections when he sees pictures of girls. Weird isn’t it?

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Review: Logan (2017)

Six claws underground.

by Alejandro Turdó

Whoever caught a glimpse of the trailer for Logan (2017) during the last couple of weeks might have been able to read between the lines of the imagery converging with Johnny Cash’s rendition of “Hurt”. A clear indication was being made: this is the end… the bitter end.

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Review: T2 Trainspotting (2017)

At one time, you’ve got it, and then you lose it, and it’s gone forever.

by Benjamín Harguindey

T2 Trainspotting – the sequel to the 20 year old cult classic Trainspotting – is just a nice trip down memory lane. That’s no small feat, but there’s little else to it, which in turn makes it sort of disappointing. Considering how groundbreaking the first movie was, the second one leaves you wishing it had been at least about something instead of settling for an homage of itself.

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