Posts tagged Michael K. Williams
MOVIE REVIEW: Ghostbusters

The success of a remake, reboot, or sequel is contingent upon matching the tone of the original work to the best of its ability.  If a film gets that tone right, it can be a drastic revision full of changes and updates and still feel respectfully aware and in tune with the previous well-remembered greatness the new film is trying to emulate.  I stand by that rationale and now bring that gauge to “Ghostbusters” and the wave of misguided hatred that follows it.  I say misguided because the overprotective nostalgia and/or sexist gender complaints are false sources of this film’s problems.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Triple 9

The latest film from director John Hilllcoat is a deadly game of cops and robbers.  The rub in "Triple 9"  is that the cops are the robbers.  Painted with thick coat of fictional grit capable of kicking in our audience doors, the director's sixth feature aims to be a new "Heat" for this era.  Boasting a stellar top-shelf cast of dedicated, yet mismatched parts, "Triple 9" does its best to battle treacherous flaws.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Anesthesia

When a crime is committed, an unfortunate convergence of fate, luck, and coincidence occrs between people that would otherwise be strangers.  The violent and emotional sting of that event then spreads to the family and friends of all parties involved, from perpetrator to victim.  Like ripples in a pond, one incident can affect dozens.  Actor/director Tim Blake Nelson's new film and fifth directorial feature, "Anesthesia," probes that social reverberation in a provocative way.

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