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‘Phantom Thread’: P.T. Anderson’s latest masterpiece

‘Phantom Thread’: P.T. Anderson’s latest masterpiece

“Phantom Thread” is nominated for six Oscars. (Photo courtesy of Focus Features) Eric Smith Connector Staff In Daniel Day-Lewis’s final film of his career, he plays Reynolds Woodcock, an artistic dressmaker in 1950s London. His passion for the art of dressmaking consumes him to the point where he cannot be interrupted once without throwing off

‘The Cloverfield Paradox’ is a waste of time

“The Cloverfield Paradox” was originally titled “God Particle.” (Photo courtesy of Netflix) Brendan Jacques Connector Staff “The Cloverfield” series may just be one of the most perplexing film franchises to ever hit the mainstream. Beginning back in 2008 with a found-footage spin on classic kaiju films such as “Godzilla,” the property has since then expanded

‘Winchester?’ More like lose-chester

“Winchester” was directed by twins Peter and Michael Spierig. (Photo courtesy of Lionsgate). Owen Johnson Connector Editor Is there some sort of irony that “Winchester,” a movie about one of the most interesting houses to ever exist, is one of the least interesting movies to ever exist? On the urging of the board of the

‘The Last Jedi:’ Funny, it was not

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is nominated for four Academy Awards, including best original score. (Photo courtesy of Disney) Patrick Connell Connector Staff A couple of years ago, the world was excited for the new release of a “Star Wars” film for the first time in a decade. This was said to be a continuation

‘The Post’ could have used more copy editing

“The Post” is nominated for two Academy Awards, including Best Picture. (Photo courtesy of Dreamworks Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor For a historical drama, “The Post” had a lot going in its favor. Steven Spielberg has directed a number of quality historical dramas in the past, from “Schindler’s List” to “Lincoln.” Meryl Streep and Tom

‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri:’ The Dark Comedy Everyone Should See

The film is nominated for 11 awards at Britain’s Independent Film Awards this week. (Photo courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures) Eric Smith Connector Staff Writer and director Martin McDonagh had already grasped the art of dark comedy with his debut film “In Bruges.” In his third and most brilliant film, Frances McDormand plays Mildred Hayes,

‘Justice League’ movie does not do the league justice

Director Zach Snyder stepped away from the movie in May 2017, following the death of his daughter. Joss Whedon took over to finish the film. (Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor What do Joel Schumacher’s “Batman & Robin” and Halle Berry’s “Catwoman” have in common? There are two answers to this. One:

‘Murder on the Orient Express’ is mysteriously good

“Murder on the Orient Express” is based on the 1934 Agatha Christie novel of the same name. (Courtesy of 20th Century Fox) Owen Johnson Connector Editor In a surprising turn of events, a movie that is a remake and was relying on its big-name stars to get people into the theaters was better than it

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