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April 4, 2019

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The Dirt | Jeff Tremaine

April 4, 2019

The Dirt is a terrible movie. Adapted from Mötley Crüe’s group-authored autobiography of the same name, Jeff Tremaine’s film is This Is Spinal Tap without the self-aware irony, a biopic that stumbles into every cliché that Walk Hard skewered over a decade ago. The actors playing Nikki Sixx (Douglas Booth), Tommy Lee (Colson Baker A.K.A. Machine Gun Kelly), Vince Neil (Daniel Webber), and Mick Mars (Iwan Rheon) each play one note — and do so poorly, almost like they’re auditioning for community theater rather than acting in a fairly big-budget studio…

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The Highwaymen | John Lee Hancock

Released in 1967, Arthur Penn’s Bonnie & Clyde was the New Hollywood urtext: young, sexy, fast, and violent. It’s impossible to view The Highwaymen as anything but a purposeful riposte to that earlier film — a stodgy, old fashioned, purportedly ‘true story’ of the lawmen that gunned…

April 4, 2019
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