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‘Detroit’ too shallow, struggles to make lasting statement
The most dispiriting thing about “Detroit” is how it reminds us of how things haven’t changed, even in the years of Black Lives Matter. Directors Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal’s third collaboration together (after “The Hurt Locker” and “Zero Dark Thirty”) is as sickening and well directed as expected. But this time, there’s a sense of pointlessness that permeates throughout the whole thing: what does this film have to say about police brutality and racism that we don’t already know?
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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ succeeds with flying colors
When is it time to stop reinventing a series? One would think that three separate movie adaptions in less than 15 years would be overkill. Yet the Spider-Man franchise released the third movie adaption of the classic character this week, marking it the seventh major motion picture in 15 years to prominently feature the character.
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‘It Comes At Night’ creeps into top tier horror status
Judging by his last film (2016’s “Krisha”) it wasn’t much of a stretch for Trey Edward Shults to make a horror movie next. While ostensibly about a former addict returning home for one tumultuous Thanksgiving, the unsettling score and swooping, tight camera moves gave it the feeling of a tense horror movie. Even more surprising was how well he managed that tension using his own house, family members (most notably his aunt, Krisha Fairchild), and even himself.
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‘Guardians’ sequel marks another success for Marvel
The Marvel franchise, while beloved, has become a bit bloated. Each new installment adds a new superhero, along with multiple secondary members, who are then stacked alongside the already enormous list of characters in the Marvel Universe.
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