Posts by Scott Baumgartner

Movie Review: ‘It Comes at Night’

As far as gloomy thrillers go, "It Comes at Night" exceeds many of its dystopian predecessors despite a fairly thin story and some lapses in logic.

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Movie Review: ‘The Circle’

Emma Watson and Tom Hanks' new film "The Circle" attempts to consider the price of actual transparency through technology, with disappointing results.

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Movie Review: ‘The Fate of the Furious’

With "The Fate of the Furious," Vin Diesel and company usher in a go-for-broke dazzler from a series that knows what it is and makes the most of it.

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Movie Review: ‘The Lost City of Z’

Despite the evocative Indiana Jones-esque title, "The Lost City of Z" is a tale that probes the subconscious and unthinkable sacrifices in the name of exploration.

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Movie Review: ‘Brimstone’

"Brimstone" has its fair share of shootouts and outlaws, it’s lacking restraint, and even a coherent point worth making. Scott Baumgartner reviews...

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Movie Review: ‘The Great Wall’

The film is about great action on and around one of mankind’s most staggering creations called "The Great Wall." Scott Baumgartner reviews...

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Movie Review: ‘Gold’

Does "Gold" hit the mark, bolstered by Matthew McConaughey's larger-than-life performance? Scott Baumgartner reviews...

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Movie Review: ‘Assassin’s Creed’

"Assassin’s Creed" attempts to operate in much more lofty narrative territory than its cartoonish videogame-turned-movie predecessors.

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Movie Review: ‘Arrival’

In Denis Villeneuve's latest effort "Arrival," it asks big, wonderful, challenging questions.

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Movie Review: ‘Ouija: Origin of Evil’

"Ouija: Origin of Evil" eclipses it's predecessor with a truly sinister backstory and a third act you simply won't see coming.

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Movie Review: ‘The Light Between Oceans’

"The Light Between Oceans" is a story short on razzle dazzle, aiming instead for a reliable, age-old profundity, like a light in the dark, guiding you home.

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Movie Review: ‘War Dogs’

Despite being a true story about arms dealers that has all the trappings of high-powered cinema, "War Dogs" is often gun-shy.

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