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Movie Review: Warcraft

Review by Rob Vaux Starring: Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer and Clancy Brown Directed by: Duncan Jones Running time: 123 Minutes Year of release: 2016 It’s easy to condemn a bad film for being bad, and before I get much further into this, I must stress that Warcraft is a bad movie. It’s much tougher to …

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Only Angels Have Wings: The Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review

Review by: Robert Trate Starring: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Rita Hayworth, Thomas Mitchell, Richard Barthelmess, Sig Ruman Directed by: Howard Hawks Written by: Buck Henry (screenplay), Charles Webb (novel) Original Year of Release: 1939 Run Time: 121 minutes Rated: NR Spine #806 When the Criterion Collection announced that Only Angels Have Wings, featuring Cary Grant and directed by Howard Hawks, was …

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The Graduate: The Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review

Review by: Robert Trate Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross Directed by: Mike Nichols Written by: Buck Henry (screenplay), Charles Webb (novel) Original Year of Release: 1967 Run Time: 106 minutes Rated: PG Spine #800 Mike Nichols’ The Graduate (1967) is a film we all discover at some point in our lives. You don’t necessarily have to have seen it in the …

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Creed: Blu-ray Review

Review by Robert T. Trate Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad Directed by: Ryan Coogler Written by: Ryan Coogler (screenplay), Aaron Covington (screenplay), Sylvester Stallone (characters) Running time: 133 minutes Year of release: 2015 Rating:  PG-13 Sometimes it takes perspective, time and a whole new generation to tell the next installment. Who else would be willing to tackle the …

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Trumbo Blu-Ray Review

Review by Robert T. Trate Starring: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Michael Stuhlbarg, David James Elliott, Louis C.K., John Goodman, Elle Fanning, Stephen Root Directed by: Jay Roach Running time: 124 minutes Year of release: 2015 Rating: R For this critic, there is nothing better than a movie about the making of movies. I am not talking about documentaries. Too often, …

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The Kid Criterion Collection Blu-Ray Review

Review by Robert T. Trate Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Jackie Coogan, Edna Purviance, Carl Miller Directed by: Charlie Chaplin Running time: 53 minutes Year of release: 1921 Rating: NR  Spine #799 When the Kid (Jackie Coogan) reaches out for the Tramp (Charlie Chaplin), as he is about to be taken away to an orphanage, you can feel it. There is something magical that …

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The Undesirable: Blu-Ray Review

Review by Robert T. Trate Starring: Lili Berky, Victor Varconi, Mari Jászai Directed by: Michael Curtiz Running time: 66 minutes Year of release: 1914 Rating: NR For those of us that truly love film, we often look back at our favorite directors. This is usually done because it is easier to dive into a director’s filmography instead of patiently waiting for …

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Let There Be Light: John Huston’s Wartime Documentaries Blu-ray Review

Review by Robert T. Trate Starring: James Stewart, Walter Huston Directed by: John Huston Running time: 281 minutes Year of release: 1942-1946 Rating: NR World War II documentaries are certainly nothing new. The era has been examined over and over again as a turning point in not just the American Culture, but in shaping the world. There are so many now, that …