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The Martian: MOVIE REVIEW

  I know that I’m a bit late on this one. For some reason, I never got around to seeing Ridley Scott’s latest, The Martian, which was a huge financial and critical success in the Fall. I saw just about every other film I wanted to see during that time, but this one slipped right…

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Carol: MOVIE REVIEW

  Christmas Day in Austin saw the release of new films, as well as films that have already been playing in places like New York and L.A. One of those films is Carol, the new and critically acclaimed film from director Todd Haynes. Carol has been a darling with critics ever since its premiere at…

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The Big Short: MOVIE REVIEW

As Christmas Day comes ever closer, one of the big releases during the holiday (that isn’t Star Wars) is The Big Short. Based on the book of the same name by Michael Lewis, the film tells the true life story of how a group of bankers and analysts predicted the 2008 housing market crash in…

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Creed: MOVIE REVIEW

From the very start, Creed seemed like a really stellar idea. Its based on a story from Ryan Coogler, the writer-director of the 2013 indie-darling Fruitvale Station, and was announced right after I saw the film in theaters that summer. The only thing that made me a bit reluctant was to see Sylvester Stallone back in…