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Carmine Street Guitars
9 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

'Carmine Street Guitars' is a pleasant little documentary about a small guitar-making outfit in New York City's famed West Village but the conversations were a bit too scripted and the setups were a bit too contrived given the genre.

The Hustle
The Hustle (2019)
9 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The twist induces a massive eye roll.

There are some laughs throughout the movie, but twice as many cringes.

This film likely marks the official decline of the Rebel Wilson era. She had a moment and we're glad she got her checks, but her schtick has run its course.

Shadow
Shadow (2019)
9 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Chinese writer/director Yimou Zhang's 'Shadow' is largely an example of a trailer being better than the film itself. The trailer is captivating, leading one to believe the movie is going to be mixture of martial arts fighting and palace intrigue. However, the full extent of the film is largely unbalanced in this regard, with most of the runtime bogged down with political maneuvering and the action sequences only ramping up towards the last quarter of the movie.

What stands out most is the strikingly beautiful set design, featuring a stark black and white color palette inspired by the ancient Chinese painting tradition of ink brush.

Yet the most challenging aspect of the movie is trying to keep track of the plot's myriad twists and turns. It'd assumably be easily to do if one were fluent in the native language. However, trying to follow the labyrinthian storyline is exceedingly difficult given the fact that the plot is dense and the film is subtitled. As a result, we'd recommend watching 2016's 'The Handmaiden' instead, which is a better representative in the genre.

The Intruder
The Intruder (2019)
9 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The trailer offered nothing original ... and neither did the movie. Despite a fast paced start, good actors and a hip hop soundtrack, the tired story line was filled with silliness and predictable cliches. Superb acting wasted on a cable movie script.

Avengers: Endgame
9 months ago via Flixster

The biggest takeaway from ‚~Avengers: End Game' is just how much of an emotional roller coaster it is. There are countless opportunities to laugh out loud throughout the three hour movie‚"our personal favorite was the line "pick a side, Lebowski"‚"which themselves are perfectly balanced (pun intended) by thrilling action sequences, nostalgic interludes, and genuine moments of sadness.

Despite Endgame representing the denouement of the Avengers franchise (and the 22nd film to be released by Marvel Studios for the Marvel Cinematic Universe) the movie itself is also surprisingly self-contained. The only thing anybody would have to know going into the film is that Thanos snapped his fingers at the end of the last installment and half of all living things vanished into dust.

Speaking of Thanos, his arc is presented most masterfully of all, far more unexpected and complex than anyone could've reasonably guessed. And as of this moment there's a brilliant Easter Egg on Google celebrating the opening of ‚~Avengers: End Game.' Google "Thanos" then click on the Gauntlet icon containing the infinity stones on the right hand side of the screen. Enjoy.