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LIFE Movie Review

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LIFE Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer Terrific, smart sci-fi thriller. The crew aboard the International Space Station has onboard the first significant proof of life on Mars. The single cell is inert. The crew, led by CDC scientist Miranda North (Rebecca Ferguson), will observe and study the cell before returning to Earth. Excitement […]

Beauty and The Beastly Remake

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Beauty and The Beastly Remake

by Josh Morris This year’s Beauty and the Beast should not exist. But… it does. Oh, well. Although not “as old as time,” the tale should be familiar by now: a cursed prince, a curious maiden, a dying rose and unexpected love. I admit upfront that it was, undoubtedly, not an easy task for director […]

‘The Red Pill’ Delves Into the Men’s Rights Movement

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‘The Red Pill’ Delves Into the Men’s Rights Movement

by Josh Morris “If men have all the power, why can’t they talk about their problems?” Have you ever thought the Men’s Rights Movement might actually have some validity? Have you been warned of its “toxic appeal?” That it’s a hate group? Have you ever even heard of it? I imagine most people haven’t. Truthfully, […]

LOGAN Movie Review

LOGAN Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer One of next year’s nominees for Best Actor must go to Jackman. His Logan is as moving and complex as dramatic characters demand. Boyd Holbrook is a charismatic villain. Its 2029 and mutants have been successfully removed from society. One mutant, Logan (Hugh Jackman) has not been […]

FIFTY SHADES DARKER Review

FIFTY SHADES DARKER Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic An embarrassment. Billionaire crybaby “sadist” Mr. Grey refuses to be touched. Which means in this fairy tale fellatio is verboten. Anna never praises his instrument. There’s no penis idolatry in Mr. Grey’s Red Room.    I was waiting for the arrival of Ashton Kutcher or Kate Hudson to stamp DARKER […]

SPLIT Movie Review

SPLIT Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer Yes, it’s terrific. We have a new Hannibal. Extraordinary performance by McAvoy. It’s his next franchise. Will the next 10 years going to be all about Shyamalan all the time? Does he remember his last films with shame like we do? Does multiple personality disorder really exist? […]

THE FOUNDER Movie Review

THE FOUNDER Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Keaton straddles the humble, and then the bastard, Ray Croc with aplomb. You will end up hating the man. I have never eaten a McDonald’s hamburger. (I’m a life-long vegetarian.) If THE FOUNDER had been made 30 years ago, you wouldn’t have eaten one either. There would not be – […]

Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival: ‘On The Map’

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Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival: ‘On The Map’

by Josh Morris In 1977 there was a basketball game; one that, for all intents and purposes, had a pre-ordained winner. But they lost. The trophy that day went instead to the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team, who defeated CSKA Moscow during the Cold War. It is a victory that helped form the identity of […]

ELLE Movie Review

ELLE Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer Verhoeven is back. Huppert’s magnificent, fearless performance deserves the Best Actress Academy Award. Paul Verhoeven has done the impossible. (Whatever happened to Renny Harlin?) With ELLE, Verhoeven has resurrected his career as a first-class director. While he has worked consistently in the Netherlands, this is his first […]

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Movie Review

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer It’s constant blowing stuff up. Jyn Erso is STAR WARS “Joan of Arc” without a zealot’s fervor or dynamic leadership presence. She is the only female fighter and all the nomad soldiers blindly follow her. What happened to Mendelsohn’s face? The rules to see a press screening […]

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