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Scott Holleran's Blog · 12h ago

Movie Review: The Killing of a Sacred Deer

The latest pretentious film, like the pretentious Jackie, to merge droning noise with long-winded horror is The Killing of a Sacred Deer. Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk) co-stars as a severely distu...
Scott Holleran's Blog · 2d ago

Sacrificing Harvey Weinstein

The downfall of movie studio executive Harvey Weinstein following articles earlier this month in The New Yorker and the New York Times alleging sexual assault and harassment not only demonst...
Scott Holleran's Blog · 4d ago

Movie Review: The Snowman (2017)

The Snowman begins with a gripping, horrific setup. From there, the visually alluring movie piles on clues, suspense and gruesome implications. Much of what comes is implausible, particularl...
Scott Holleran's Blog · 1w ago

Movie Review: Goodbye Christopher Robin

Goodbye Christopher Robin means well. With gentle storybook strokes, the biographical motion picture about A.A. Milne, who created and wrote the Winnie the Pooh children’s books, plays from ...
Scott Holleran's Blog · 6d ago

Movie Review: Marshall (2017)

Depicting Thurgood Marshall as brash, fast-talking and arrogant, with a chip on his shoulder, some might even use the word “uppity”, especially in 1941 when the movie Marshall takes place, f...
Scott Holleran's Blog · 1W ago

Books: Ayn Rand’s ‘Atlas Shrugged’ at 60

My relationship with Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand began years ago. As most reading this may know, the fictional story of man’s mind on strike is Rand’s magnum opus. I read the mysterious tale,...
Scott Holleran's Blog · 2W ago

Movie Review: Blade Runner 2049

Denis Villenueve directs Jared Leto, Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in a refined sequel to 1982’s Blade Runner with this fall’s simple and stylized Blade Runner 2049. The original movie, dir...
Scott Holleran's Blog · 2W ago

Tom Petty, 1950-2017

With Blondie, David Bowie, the Pretenders, Pat Benatar, the Cars and various other American and British punk and New Wave recording artists, Tom Petty, who died last night in Santa Monica, r...
Scott Holleran's Blog · 2W ago

Movie Review: Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Neither as light nor as outrageous as it looks or might have been, the New Zealand-based Hunt for the Wilderpeople, which I watched on Apple TV over the weekend, thoroughly entertains. Recom...
Scott Holleran's Blog · 3W ago

Movie Review: Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes is a simple and romanticized tale of athletics, man and woman. For all the bluster surrounding 1973’s sensationalist sporting event billed as the title’s battle of the se...