Samuel L. Jackson 10 results
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Spider-Man Far From Home — with excess baggage

Movie Review: Spider-Man Far From Home The web-slinger gets sticky in a whole new set of places in a so-so sequel that finds a sweet spot in the unspoken codes of masculinity, and what it means to be Spider-Man and awkward teen, Peter Parker, simultaneously.
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Shaft proves even manufactured icons can find soul

Movie Review: Shaft Who’s the black private dick that’s a sex magnet to all the chicks? You’re damn right. It’s Shaft, a manufactured icon that’s organically adapting to the times, and reflecting an African-American identity in the midst of transition.

Shaft changes generational gears as millennial meets classic MOFO

Movie Review: Shaft Who’s the black private dick that’s a sex magnet to all the chicks? You’re damn right. It’s Shaft, a manufactured icon that’s organically adapting to the times, and reflecting an African-American identity in the midst of transition.
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Captain Marvel captures essence of #MeToo moment

Movie Review: Captain Marvel Brie Larson proves to be exactly what we need right now: A powerful woman who not only questions the status quo, but is willing to abandon the dominant culture in pursuit of personal liberation.

The pain of Glass

Movie review: Glass M. Night Shyamalan’s latest is a self-conscious collage of comic book form and personal conceit that talks down to the viewer as the director congratulates himself.
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Hitman’s Bodyguard More Meh than Mayhem

Movie Review: The Hitman’s Bodyguard Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson exchange character clichés in a lazy thriller that misses the mark, aiming for moral high ground under a stack of corpses  
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Tarzan: Where Hollywood Meets Vine

Movie Review: The Legend of Tarzan David Yates swings from action to romance with athletic grace in latest screen adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs's chest-beating bodice-ripper -30-      
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Chi-Raq: War and not getting a piece

Movie Review: Chi-Raq Spike Lee fuses Chicago's inner-city violence with ancient Greek comedy and ends up with a windy bag of bawdy jokes that feels stiff in all the wrong ways -30-  
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Murder, He Wrote

Movie review: The Hateful Eight Quentin Tarantino creates a self-conscious cartoon that puts a bullet through the brain of western myth  
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Movie review: Age of Ultron drains power

Director Joss Whedon takes a big stick to the over-stuffed piñata of Marvel Comics' characters and successfully empties out all the candy, but leaves a landscape strewn with plastic wrappers and the promise of a pounding headache