Ex Machina

A talented artificial intelligence expert is called on to evaluate his boss’s latest evolutionary achievement in the riveting sci-fi drama…

Titan Souls

Titan Souls is like the creation of some of my childhood video game fantasies. I always wanted a game that…

True Story

A discredited former New York Times journalist finds that a potential killer adopted his identity in True Story. That certainly…

The Longest Ride

A complicated budding romance finds additional support from an unexpected ally in The Longest Ride. Romance novelist Nicholas Sparks (The…

While We're Young

A struggling middle-aged couple is drawn to the energy of young bohemian lovers in While We’re Young. Every long-term relationship reaches…

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Ex Machina

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A talented artificial intelligence expert is called on to evaluate his boss’s latest evolutionary achievement in the riveting sci-fi drama Ex Machina. The promise of advanced artificial intelligence serves as the centerpiece of countless Hollywood films. 1927’s Metropolis captivated audiences with its cautionary tale of a dystopian future ruled by smart machines. Our own tech companies create equal parts fascination…

Titan Souls

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Titan Souls is like the creation of some of my childhood video game fantasies. I always wanted a game that was purely boss fights — no fluff, just 100% boss fights as the number one game play element. Titan Souls is the manifestation of that desire and creates an experience that’s unlike many others. Its basic mechanics are refined enough to…

True Story

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A discredited former New York Times journalist finds that a potential killer adopted his identity in True Story. That certainly sounds like a recipe for a potentially thrilling drama. The film even starts us off with a highly engaging, deeply disturbing opening sequence. Unfortunately, it’s all downhill from there. This is a big-fish story that seems to misunderstand all of…

The Longest Ride

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A complicated budding romance finds additional support from an unexpected ally in The Longest Ride. Romance novelist Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook and Safe Haven) returns to the big screen for the tenth time with another overly-sappy love story. Don’t get me wrong. I love a good romance flick. I can’t help but smile every time I think of Noah and Allie…

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While We’re Young

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A struggling middle-aged couple is drawn to the energy of young bohemian lovers in While We’re Young. Every long-term relationship reaches a point when you wake up and realize that your romance has inadvertently evolved into…

Bloodborne

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There’s something to be said about a game that puts all of the control into your hands. Every mistake, slight calculation and eventual death are caused by you. On the other hand, every execution, slick…

Furious 7

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Many movie franchises peter out over time to become pale reflections of what made them good at the beginning. I would have laughed if someone ever suggested that Jason Voorhees of the Friday the 13th…

Woman in Gold

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A riveting true story about a Jewish refugee’s fight to recover stolen works of art plays out in Woman in Gold. Helen Mirren, sporting a pair of colored contact lenses that entirely transform her look,…

Merchants of Doubt

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The clandestine campaign to bend the will of public opinion is scrutinized in the captivating documentary Merchants of Doubt. Are you fascinated by magicians and their ability to pull off the seemingly impossible? For centuries,…