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Before We Vanish by Matt Lynch Film

The Doorman | Ryûhei Kitamura

With direct-to-video/streaming action films now a bonafide cottage industry with their own tropes, star filmmakers and performers, and aesthetic trappings, the real mediocrities are becoming more and more prominent and are seemingly attracting a classier pedigree of talent. Hence, The Doorman. It stars Australian…

October 9, 2020
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by Matt Lynch Film

Falling | Viggo Mortensen

The prospect of spending a couple hours with one of the most tremendously unpleasant movie characters you’re likely to ever encounter might not even be the first reason to check out of Viggo Mortensen’s Falling, but it’s certainly the most apparent. This clearly personal…

September 23, 2020
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Blockbuster Beat by Matt Lynch Film

Mulan | Niki Caro

Mulan fails as action spectacle and lazily cribs from the vast cinematic legacy it so loosely approximates. After such massive financial successes as Beauty and the Beast and especially last year’s The Lion King, it was of course highly unlikely that Disney would stop mining their…

September 7, 2020
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