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With pop-culture references a go-go, A Trick Of Light is a surprising read that surfs the conventions of genre yet never wipes out.
Solomon’s narrative is confusing at times, yet also beautifully dream like.
Beautifully shot with horrific claustrophobia, unfortunately the narrative is more snoozefest than thriller.
Blinded By The Light preaches the Gospel According to Bruce in a typical Hollywood fashion. Even spotlighting the best music does not prevent the film from being uneven.
Amazon’s Forward collection offers short stories of AI dominance, cloning, genetic fertility, and, why not, good-old planetary doom
The Deserter is everything a Nelson DeMille fan has come to expect and even wants to expect: clever dialogue, precarious situations, bad choices, and badder bad guys. But man, even a slight change in the routine would be as welcomed as Dewar’s on ice instead of neat.
Cold Storage is part sci-fi thriller, part conspiracy cover-up, and all-out b-movie cheese.
The film is Irish-carbomb crazy; chopped meat that’s charbroiled yet still pink-on-the-inside, along with plenty of extra cheese.
Unusual, ridiculous, honest, fun, Finding Steve McQueen is an entertaining heist flick that successfully steals the time and deserves a happy ending.