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Hummingbird Review



June 25, 2013

Having penned two of the more memorable London-set films of recent memory with Dirty Pretty Things and Eastern Promises, expectations for Steven Knight’s directorial debut Hummingbird (also set in London) were modestly high.

Like those two films, Hummingbird (known as Redemption in the States) presents an uncompromising vision of 21st Century London.… Read the rest

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Deadpool Review



June 25, 2013

Playing through Deadpool feels about as schizophrenic as its main character. On the one hand, it’s zany, wacky, goofy, silly, sophomoric, and many more adjectives that Thesaurus.com suggests. This is a funny game – that is, if you’re into dick jokes and casual sexism.… Read the rest

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Family Tree: "Civil War" Review



June 24, 2013

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode follow…

With Tom still in L.A., and awaiting the eventual arrival of Pete, it’s interesting to note all the ways this ancestral journey is changing him, confidence-wise. No, I don’t mean traveling to the countryside, or to America, to visit with newly-discovered relatives, but instead the times when he really puts himself out there, into potentially embarrassing situations.… Read the rest