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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Review

In an interview with Polygon, director Sam Raimi said he hopes audiences can “use their imagination” when they step into his first Marvel outing, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. That is unheard of for the series of near-30 features so far. Another plunge into the usual formula time and time again, relying more and more on the simple tactics that have conned people into wanting the same thing over and over. More power to those who can trick audiences into trickling cash into an unchanging, unmoving product for the emotionally deficient. Unfortunately, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness soon boils down to pop-culture jabs, cameo-stuffed filler roles for the friends of Raimi (a wasted Bruce Campbell role is offered up) and the inevitable crossover of product fighting products looking to destroy some vague entity. Welcome to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  

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Inside Man Review

Armed robbers storm a Manhattan bank and this Spike Lee ensemble. What a loss Clive Owen was to the mainstream playing field. It is hard to tell why he dropped out of the spotlight after a strong track record. In the same year Inside Man, a braggadocious detective feature released, so too did Children of Men. On the up and up, it is hard to see a way down. But it is better to appreciate the cold and tense work he provided, rather than whatever he got up to after this. With tension looming and excitement growing, Inside Man is a slick and clear bit of film from Lee, whose running commentary on gang warfare and the rise of violent video games is as mixed as all his other messages.

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