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A bi-product of passion and experimentation gone wrong, Mike has spent most of his time in the field couch surfing and growing a comb-over. Several of his favorite films are Rashomon, Vertigo, Apocalypse Now, and The Naked Gun.

JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK: Tom Cruise Doesn't Reach Far Enough

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is a sequel that falls flat and misses the opportunity to create something worthwhile.

MOANA: Animated By The Numbers

Disney's latest film, Moana is sure to please crowds, but it plays it safe by recycling a story that has been told to exhaustion.

ARRIVAL: A Great Watch Suffers Upon The Dichotomy Of Interpretation

Arrival shows up where the crowds would expect it to, in the emotional department. But upon further analysis, the film lacks the wit or

PETE'S DRAGON: Retaining Innocence

If you've ever wondered why fantasy has always been a popular genre in fiction, it might help knowing that all fiction is a form

KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS: The Power Ballad Anamnesis

Kubo and the Two Strings is a genuine masterpiece. The word "masterpiece" might be used carelessly and far too often these days when discussing

SWISS ARMY MAN: Discovering Worth, One Fart At A Time

"Why are we here? What is life all about? Is God really real, or is there some doubt?

An Interview With THE INVITATION Director Karyn Kusama

With the DVD/Blu-Ray release of The Invitation, I was able to snag a quick interview with the film's director, Karyn Kusama. Taking place in

THE NEON DEMON: Picturesque Carnality

There is offense to be taken with the frame and exterior of physical bodies. Beauty, it has been said, is in the eye of

X-Men Apocalypse

Man is an individual only because of his intangible memory; and memory cannot be defined, but it defines mankind. -- Ghost in the Shell

THE NICE GUYS: Distinct Originality & Sophisticated Escapism

Shane Black's The Nice Guys couldn't come at a better time. Actually, strike that. If it had come out just a few months later