Tag: STXfilms

Posted in Action / Aventure

Adrift (2018) – Combines staring into the abyss with conventional romantic drama

Adrift is the latest in an increasingly long line of yarns about sailing trips that have gone disastrously wrong. It follows in the slipstream of…

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Posted in Action / Aventure Thriller / Horror

Mile 22 Shoots a Lot of Heads But Misses Most of Its Marks

“Evil exists, and the great game continues.” This is the mantra of James Silva (Mark Wahlberg). The grizzled, quip-happy leader of Ghost Branch. That is…

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Posted in Drama / Romance / Comedy

“Hustlers” directed by Lorene Scafaria: Ripping Off the Suits

Jennifer Lopez struts onto the main stage of a cavernous strip club in “Hustlers” to the blaring tune of Fiona Apple’s late ‘90s anthem “Criminal”….

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Posted in Action / Aventure Thriller / Horror

Is “Peppermint” Actually Just an Elaborate Suburban-Mom Revenge Fantasy?

Crime thrillers seem to be the go-to genre for casting actors in unconventional roles, potentially showing them in a new light. We saw it with…

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Posted in Action / Aventure Drama / Romance / Comedy

The Happytime Murders of Brian Henson is a parody of a black film

Jim’s son, the creator of the Muppets, Brian Henson revives the flame of cloth puppets. But confronts them to a different universe in The Happytime…

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