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2012 (2009)
“After flirting with doomsday scenarios in his biggest hits Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow, Roland Emmerich goes the full distance in 2012, showcasing nearly 160 minutes of non-stop destruction.”
Noah (2014)
“This is truly a biblical extravaganza for today's audiences, social and environmental concerns are highlighted, but the though-provoking message is accompanied by lush photography, an outstanding cast, some brilliant dramatic moments, and those marvelous effects. Noah is a knockout.”
Streets of Gold (1986)
“In competitors' terms; Streets of Gold is no bum off the street, but it's also not a contender.”

Silverado (1985)
“There is enough plot in Silverado to suffice two westerns. It's as if writer/director Lawrence Kasdan and his writing partner Mark Kasdan couldn't decide what to edit out.”
The Mambo Kings (1992)
The Mambo Kings is a flawed film but it's energy, art direction, production design, and music give the picture a vitality that is hard to resist.”
The Enforcer (1976)
The Enforcer shows signs of wear-and-tear sometimes lumbering through its paces. It is undoubtably the weakest film in the long-running series, but that's not to say it is a bad movie.”

About Last Night… (1986)
About Last Night is a glowing romantic comedy and a masterpiece of keen insight and clear observation.”
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
The Lost World has two set-pieces that are on par with the electric fence sequence from the earlier film. The special effects are better this time around and the action comes faster and more frequently. So why isn't this a more enjoyable experience?”
Face/Off (1997)
Face/Off is a seminal film in terms of legitimizing the genre after the likes of muscle-bound bodybuilders and slick martial arts stars were falling out of favor.”

Black Rain (1989)
“Stunning visuals, courtesy of all-star cinematographer Jan DeBont dominate this otherwise conventional police thriller set in Japan. The visual design is such a key element to the film that it may cause casual viewers to become lost in the style, putting details of plot and character in the background.”
Never Die Alone (2004)
Never Die Alone is the cinematic treasure that DMX's own Belly should have been.”
Winners Take All (1987)
“This racing flick never revved up, it's content spinning it's wheels.”

Nomads (1986)
Nomads is slow moving and measured in it's initial stages, before becoming a gripping mystery that utilizes low-key technical craftsmanship over effects-driven scares. In an era that represents the bottom of the barrel in slasher flicks, Nomads stands out as a cerebral counterpart to it's less desirable peers.”
The Color Purple (1985)
The Color Purple is a sometimes grueling experience due to its harsh subject matter that includes exploration of poverty, racism, and rape. This is a heavy film but not nearly as unrelentingly grim as 2013's 12 Years a Slave
Always (1989)
“I almost feel guilty harping on a movie that has such good intentions and has been crafted by some of the professions top talent. But the fact remains, Always just doesn't fully work”

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