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Ryan Hill

Ryan Hill used to spend his time writing screenplays into a notebook instead of doing homework. That love of film and all things storytelling led him to spend most of his time writing. He's been a film critic in North Carolina for over five years, and his debut novel, THE BOOK OF BART, is out now. Please buy it. Ryan also feels odd about referring to himself in the third person.

13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI
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  At this point, everybody knows what they’re getting with a Michael Bay film. Pretty action and the subtlety of a tank rolling down the road. His movies are big, loud and dumb. Looking at the box office totals for his movies, it seems people really like that about Bay.

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Mad Max Fury Road
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A lot of great stuff happened in 2015. Star Wars is back (and pretty cool again), James Bond returned, Fargo was better than ever … choosing only 15 great things from the year wasn’t the easiest task in the world. But when one decides to write about 15 – and only 15 – great

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The Big Short
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In his 2010 film The Other Guys, writer/director Adam McKay masked his disgust with the Great Recession and the financial industry in a Will Ferrell comedy. The end credits even came with nifty infographics explaining just how bad greed has gotten in the corporate world.   The message didn’t take. Nobody

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star wars The Force Awakens
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THE FORCE AWAKENS ushers in a new era of STAR WARS with a lot riding on it’s shoulders. Maybe even too much.

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Creed
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CREED isn’t just one of the best ROCKY films. It’s one of the best films of 2015.

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The Night Before
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  Are stoner Christmas movies becoming a thing? With A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas and now The Night Before, all it’ll take is one more holiday stoner comedy for it to officially be a thing. It makes sense, considering how stressful the holidays can be. Regardless, The Night Before pretty much solidifies the

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Steve Jobs
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STEVE JOBS delivers on almost every front, but can’t escape the shadow of ‘The Social Network’.

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Crimson Peak
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CRIMSON PEAK’s plot fails to match up to Guillermo del Toro’s stunning visuals in this gothic romance.

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The Walk
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THE WALK: Watching Philippe Petit’s 1974 high-wire walk across New York’s Twin Towers in 3D is unbelievable. The rest? Not so much.

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johnny depp
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How does Johnny Depp’s portrayal of James “Whitey” Bulger stack up against his other roles based on real people?

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
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THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. has no idea what it’s nostalgic for, beyond the early ’60s.

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Southpaw
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SOUTHPAW: Another fantastic Jake Gyllenhaal performance can’t elevate this cliche-ridden boxing film.

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Black Panther
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SELMA’s Ava DuVernay is out of the running for Marvel’s BLACK PANTHER. Who should be in? Here’s 6 suggestions.

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mad max Fury Road
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Find out how the world went mad in this MAD MAX: FURY ROAD primer.

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Hot Pursuit
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Comedies don’t get less funny than this Reese Witherspoon dud. Read our full review of HOT PURSUIT to see where it went wrong.

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