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Megan Leavey (2017) Movie Review

Megan Leavey is your basic determination story. A short, scrawny U.S. Marine recruit (Kate Mara) struggles her way to a position as a bomb-sniffing dog handler. After she does that she has to train the most ornery Marine dog in the camp. After she does that she has to fight to bring that dog home.

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While this narrative shows little signs of originality, it does provide Continue reading Megan Leavey (2017) Movie Review

Wiener-Dog (2016) Movie Review

Todd Solondz has made a career out of putting on display the awkwardness of normal existence and the oddities that threaten to make it less normal (or overbearingly so). But the real question is: Can he do the same thing with a dog as a protagonist? One sad, slow tracking shot over a trail of dog diarrhea later, and we have our answer.

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Wiener-DogĀ is told in an episodic fashion as the eponymous animal travels from Continue reading Wiener-Dog (2016) Movie Review