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Split continues the fascinating trend charting M. Night Shyamalan’s transition from self-important, bloviating high-budget filmmaker to self-important, bloviating low-budget filmmaker. Yes, I mean that as a compliment. In a career that has spanned nearly two decades, M. Night himself has never really changed – he’s the smartest guy in…

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Let’s try this one more, hopefully last, time. Raise your hand if you wanted to see Fast & Furious star Vin Diesel reprise his role as the most extreme of extreme James Bond clones, Xander Cage, a.k.a., xXx? Now put your hand down if you happen to be Vin Diesel, his agent, manager, or anyone associated with his production company. Also…

Reviews Screen Shot 2017-01-20 at 12.30.44 PM
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Anyone who thought M. Night Shyamalan’s last film, The Visit, was something of a return to form for a filmmaker who, mostly by his own hand, had fallen on hard times, was, of course, grading on a generous curve. After the disastrous trio of The Happening, The Last Airbender, and After Earth (box-office and critical disappointments one …

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“We thought LSD was going to change the world,” declares Nicholas Sand in The Sunshine Makers, Cosmo Feilding Mellen’s nostalgic documentary on LSD culture and manufacture in the 1960s. Sand, along with sometimes partner in crime Tim Scully, produced LSD by the literal truckload in the hopes of bringing about world piece, and were…

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Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050 (Universal Home Entertainment) is a blend of satire and gore from the 90-year-old legendary filmmaker, who has been making low-budget flicks since the mid-1950s with such titles as The Beast With a Million Eyes, Swamp Women, and Not of This Earth. The performances in his latest effort are broad, bordering on camp and sometimes becoming wild excursions into B moviemaking.

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Swamp People: Season 7 (Lionsgate) is a History Channel series on the alligator hunting season in Louisiana, which begins on the first Wednesday in September and lasts for 30 days. During this period, several alligator hunters earn most of their yearly income from a risky hunt that relies on experience, the weather, and stringent wildlife laws. Hunters are issued a limited number of tags that must be attached to their kills. Once they “tag out” — run out of tags — they are not permitted to kill any additional alligators.

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In The Accountant (Warner Home Video), Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is a high-functioning autistic man whose mathematical skills have attracted various underworld figures to seek him out to cook their books. Wolff is good at this job, and has managed to survive many encounters with dangerous clients. Operating from a modest storefront in …

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The Birth of a Nation (20th Century-Fox Home Entertainment) takes its title from the infamous D.W. Griffith feature of the early silent era that depicted black people as unflattering stereotypes and treated the Ku Klux Klan as the saviors of the South. The current film is based on actual events. Its borrowed title reflects the intention of its director and lead …

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