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Tag: Charlize Theron

4 Stars 1

Bombshell (****) lands solidly

“Which brings me back to Roach. He’s biased, one can see he’s basically a fair story teller. The desire to give a balanced and honest assessment is essential to understanding the old ways we are leaving to the new world yet to come. Carlson and Kelly want the same things for their daughters as I want for mine. “

4 Stars 3

Mad Max: Fury Road (****): Same glorious road, different driver

Of the films, this is the one I enjoyed more than any, outside of Thunderdome. For a series that is such complete and all out high octane, they keep going down the same road over and over. Unlike George Romero’s zombie films, or Scorsese’s real crime repeats, the craft is getting more refined with each trip. And unlike Spielberg tinkering with E.T. or Lucas messing around with the original Star Wars movies, these films feel more organic, instead of messed with. It’s like a painting that grows in one’s esteem as it ages. Don’t be fooled, though. This painting is closer to Dogs Playing Poker than it is to The Last Supper.