‘Split’ review: Sybil War

SPLIT (2017) Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan The Plot: Meet Kevin Wendell Crumb. (James McAvoy) M. Night Shyamalan’s new Many-Me. With twenty-three (cresting into twenty-four) different alter egos Kevin is more habitat than human being. When one of Kevin’s alter personalities kidnaps three underage high school girls (Jessica Sula, Haley Lu Richarson, Anya Taylor-Joy) the […]

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‘The Revenant’ review: The Hateful Ate

Editors note: The following review for The Revenant is being republished here because it was chosen by 20th Century Fox for use in their advertising campaign for the home release of the Academy Award winning film last year, and was lost when Examiner.com closed its doors and deleted its entire content bank from the internet. […]

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‘Silence’ review: The Bashin’ Of The Christ

SILENCE (2016) Directed by: Martin Scorsese The Plot: It’s 1640 and Christianity has stagnated upon the rock of Japan. Two Jesuit priests (Garfield, Driver) are sent to investigate the apparent public apostasy of one of their order. (Neeson) Once they arrive in that hard country they stumble into a test of faith much more galling […]

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CINEMABUSE.COM’S TOP 10 MOVIES OF 2016

And I’m officially supposed to be retired… In 2016 I was ousted from the comfortable shelter of the highbrow Seattle film media. Like a great, esoteric tortoise I had been ripped from my hallowed shell of cinema cronies – the radiant cinephile dialect only intelligible between snappers – while everything I had written over the […]

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