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Bad Boys For Life | Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah

January 16, 2020

It’s not entirely fair to ding Bad Boys For Life for not being a Michael Bay movie, but late into the notorious climax of Bay’s 2003 monsterpiece Bad Boys II, the Bad Boys sneak a small army into Cuba and barely escape the minefields of Guantanamo Bay. In this new, unfortunately Bay-less sequel, they fly commercial to Mexico. Such is the timid pallor that hangs over what would be in any other universe a serviceable action movie. And yet, in…

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by InRO Staff Feature Articles Music Year in Review

Top 20 Albums of 2019

2019 was another faithful year that reminded us that there’s no hope whatsoever for anything: Our political system continues to fail us in a remarkable number of ways, cultural institutions continue to decay from lack of funding and relevancy, and the nearly-decade long rise…

January 4, 2020
by InRO Staff Feature Articles Film Year in Review

Top 20 Films of 2019

It’s been a year of confrontation at the movies, as the domestic and international conflicts of the past several years have reached varying degrees of terminus, seemingly (but just as likely not). Battles in the world between tradition and (r)evolution, in all the myriad…

January 2, 2020
#BlockbusterBeat by Matt Lynch Film

Cats | Tom Hooper

Arguably the most indelible Broadway show of all time, it might be surprising that Cats took nearly forty years to be turned into a movie. At least until you see the movie they made. The King’s Speech’s Tom Hooper has put away the 18mm…

December 19, 2019
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