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movies matter | criticism by maryann johanson

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Free Fire red light

MaryAnn’s quick take: A 90-minute shootout that never makes us care who lives and who dies. In attempting to send up a cinematic cliché, Free Fire only becomes a tedious example of same. Read the review…

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opening this week

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The Circle
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I’m planning to see…
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Below Her Mouth

2017’s films, ranked by maryann (subscribers only until the end of the year)

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worth paying multiplex prices for
yellow for maybe
worth a look, but wait for DVD, unless your favorite actor is in it
red for no
give it a miss
confused smiley
my reaction under consideration
gagged smiley
my reaction under gag order for now
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not yet seen by me

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