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Stale and formulaic “Bohemian Rhapsody” fails to engage

Produced by Bryan Singer, Robert De Niro and Graham King
Rami Malek, Ben Hardy and Mike Myers
Directed by Bryan Singer

Other film critics have been remarkably kind to “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the biopic about Freddie Mercury, frontman for Queen, for whom the word legendary would have had to be invented if it didn’t exist already. Why the Bryan Singer film hardly deserves praise: 1. It’s a by-the-book biopic, hitting all the predictable spots, erasing any point of contention or lingering on possible painful or ... more >

Valkyrie

Maybe things will turn out differently
Tom Cruise, Bill Nighy and Carice van Houten
Directed by Bryan Singer

As with many historical events, we know how the story ends yet cannot help thinking that maybe this time around things will turn out differently. Marie-Antoinette was never guillotined, the Titanic did not hit the iceberg, Pearl Harbor never happened. Although we know that all the attempts to assassinate Hitler failed, including the one on June 1944, led by Von Stauffenberg and his ... more >