Spectral Review

Spectral is a 2016 science fiction action thriller film directed by Nic Mathieu, starring James Badge Dale (The Lone Ranger), Emily Mortimer (Shutter Island), Max Martini (Pacific Rim), and Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek).  The story follows an engineer who teams up with an elite Special Ops unit to stop a otherworldly force who is wreaking havoc on a war-torn European city. Positives: Good performances Good cast Great story Great action Good direction Good score Negatives: Lackluster characters Obvious CGI Plot:  The story follows an engineer who teams up with an…

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Devil’s Knot Review

Devil’s Knot is a 2013 biographical crime film directed by Atom Egoyan, starring Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon, Mireille Enos, Kevin Durand, and Dane DeHaan, and Bruce Greenwood.  Based on a true story as told in Mara Leveritt’s 2002 book of the same name, focusing on three teenagers known as the West Memphis Three, who were convicted of killing three young boys during the Satanic ritual abuse panic. Positives: Good characters Great performances Compelling story Good score Negatives: Slow paced Plot:  The Arkansas town of West Memphis makes national headlines when…

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