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The Orc Cop Movie Bright Messily Drags Tolkien Into The Modern Age

The Orc Cop Movie Bright Messily Drags Tolkien Into The Modern Age

David Ayer’s Bright is incredibly ambitious. Too ambitious, in fact. It’s an avalanche of conflicting movie ideas all jammed into one. Some of them are fascinating, others familiar, and a few are downright awful. The result is a off-putting hodgepodge that never comes together, but isn’t wholly without its merits.

Does Midnight Special Really Live Up To Its Spielberg Roots? Yes And No

Does Midnight Special Really Live Up To Its Spielberg Roots? Yes And No

Midnight Special, the fourth film from popular indie director Jeff Nichols, feels like the offspring of Steven Spielberg’s two sci-fi classics, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. The potential of that kind of mainstream story, from the heady director of Take Shelter and Mud, sounded…