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Cleverness, the saying goes, will only get you so far.
Money Monster is a clever movie, and gets fair distance from that — and then some, thanks to a stronger cast than it deserves — but the premise is only strong enough to support about two-thirds of a narrative. For the first hour of Money Monster, it works just well enough. And then it doesn’t quite. Continue reading →
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When Neill Blomkamp arrived on the scene in 2009 with the impossible-to-categorize masterpiece District 9, the world was taken by surprise. After it earned over $200 million and four Oscar nominations, Blomkamp was left with the challenge of following it up. Four years later, Elysium marks his triumphant return. Continue reading →