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“Birds of Prey” never truly soars

February 14, 2020

TMN film critic Gordon McPherson gives “Birds of Prey” three out of five egg sandwiches. As the next plunge into R-rated superhero films, “Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn” contains […]

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“6 Underground” is full throttle Bayhem

January 31, 2020

TMN film critic Gordon McPherson gives “6 Underground” two out of five bloody magnets. Legendary director Michael Bay’s “6 Underground” is an insightful, thought provoking meditation on violence and freedom from oppression. Just kidding! It […]

Arts & Entertainment

“1917” is both innovative and conventional

January 24, 2020

Sam Mendes’ thrilling, edge-of-your-seat wartime epic “1917” demands to be seen on the biggest screen possible. While the film doesn’t break new ground thematically, its simulated single-shot approach illustrates the deeply immersive qualities of film. […]

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“Midsommar” is beautiful and grotesque

October 4, 2019

TMN movie critic Gordon McPherson gave this film 4.5 out of 5 flower crowns. Director Ari Aster’s “Midsommar” feels cursed in the same vein as Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” and William Friedkin’s “The Exorcist,” and […]

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“Ad Astra” is a future classic

September 26, 2019

TMN film critic Gordon McPherson gives “Ad Astra” 5 out of 5 stars. Director James Gray’s cerebral, sublime and extraordinarily ambitious “Ad Astra” is the best science-fiction film since “Blade Runner 2049” and a refreshing […]

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The Losers’ Club returns to Derry

September 12, 2019

TMN film critic Gordon McPherson gives “It: Chapter Two” 2 and a half out of 5 red balloons. The overlong and fascinating “It: Chapter Two” proves a passable sequel to the 2017 smash hit. Pennywise […]