Wlad Sarmiento

CONTRIBUTIONS

"Glass" Shatters (Good) Expectations

Hopes for a worthy sequel to "Unbreakable" are shattered by the next installment in M. Night Shyamalan’s surprise trilogy.

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January 31, 2019

Bird Box Fails to Think Outside the Box

With mediocre acting and an unrealized concept, the hype around Bird Box is confounding.

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January 10, 2019

"The Crimes of Grindelwald": A Failed Magic Trick

Although leading actor Eddie Redmayne delivered an endearing performance, it was not enough to make up for the discontinuous, rapportless plot.

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November 19, 2018

Entertainment is Dead in the Water in "Hunter Killer"

Full of cliched motifs and mindless action sequences, "Hunter Killer" is the worst type of bad movie.

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October 29, 2018

Deadpool 2 Proves That Second Time's the Charm

"Deadpool 2" is even better than the first one, and improves on the humor, action and acting.

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May 28, 2018

Heroes and Galaxies Converge In "Avengers: Infinity War"

Marvel's latest movie features it's largest-ever cast of superheroes.

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May 7, 2018

In "A Quiet Place," Whispers Frighten More than Screams

John Krasinki has proven his directorial acumen, crafting a spare, taut thriller.

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April 19, 2018

"Ready Player One" Courts Fans with Nostalgia, But Makes Predictable Moves

Steven Spielberg brings Ernest Cline's novel to the big screen. It is a flashy procession of familiar science fiction, teenage romance, and references to the 80s.

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April 12, 2018

"Phantom Thread" Weaves Haunting Tapestry

The film "Phantom Thread" proves to be a thought-provoking exploration of a vulnerable yet disturbing romance.

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February 15, 2018

Gary Oldman Shines in Churchill Biopic "Darkest Hour"

Gary Oldman's latest film showcases why he deserves to win an Oscar.

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February 5, 2018