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FIVE STAR FILMS #66: Jesus Christ Superstar (Norman Jewison – 1973)

I hadn’t, until recently, viewed the film as a critic more than just an admirer; while I had fond memories, I was stunned by exactly how invigorating and powerful Jesus Christ Superstar is as a statement on, and camp critique of, religion and obsession.

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Billy Zane in the membrane: A flashback review of The Phantom from 1996

He’s the ghost who walks, an immortal crime fighter in purple and had a pet wolf before it was cool (I’m looking at you, Jon Snow). Yes, The Phantom doesn’t sit at the forefront of most minds when you talk great superhero movies, but it’s certainly one of the most underrated and shamelessly entertaining.

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REVIEW: Aberdeen (Pang Ho-Cheung – 2014)

Aberdeen is a family drama set in modern day Hong Kong but it could really represent any day and any place and any family. The film is effortless in its depictions of three generations living together, apart and sometimes both in a diaspora of values, culture and complicated histories both for the family and for the history of a place itself.

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REVIEW: X-Men: Days of Future Past (Bryan Singer – 2014) – 2nd Opinion

The X-Men franchise is caught between different worlds, on and off the screen, in X-Men: Days of Futures Past. It’s a sequel, a reboot and an event film rolled into one movie or as I like to call it: seqbootvent. If that definition sounds bizarre, that’s because it is.

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