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Alan Cerny has been writing about film for more than 20 years, for such sites as Ain't It Cool News, CHUD, Birth Movies Death, and ComingSoon. He is a member of the Houston Film Critics Society since 2011. STAR WARS biased. Steven Spielberg once called Alan a "very good writer" and Alan has the signed letter to prove it, so it must be true.
Zombieland: Double Tap Review

Zombieland: Double Tap Review

Unlike the Twinkie (supposedly), zombie movies don’t seem to have an expiration date. And so we get Zombieland: Double Tap, a 10-years-later sequel to...
Parasite Review - Fantastic Fest 2019

Parasite Review – Fantastic Fest 2019

Conflict is the basis of drama, and there are few dramatic conflicts as powerful as the exploration of class. Everyone alive feels that conflict...
Knives Out Review - Fantastic Fest 2019

Knives Out Review – Fantastic Fest 2019

Rian Johnson's Knives Out is an engine of perfect entertainment. From the opening moments, we are swept into the story and characters, and it feels...
The Lighthouse Review - Fantastic Fest 2019

The Lighthouse Review – Fantastic Fest 2019

Robert Eggers' The Witch (or The VVitch if you prefer) is a polarizing film. Now that we have a little distance from it, and now...
Dolemite Is My Name Review - Fantastic Fest 2019

Dolemite Is My Name Review – Fantastic Fest 2019

Eddie Murphy is back. The best Eddie Murphy movies are those where it feels like he has something to prove. It's been a few years...
Synchronic Review - Fantastic Fest 2019

Synchronic Review – Fantastic Fest 2019

These days, science fiction films aren't necessarily about the ideas, but the spectacle.  Many have several hundred million-dollar budgets, gigantic CGI moments, and actors...

Memory: The Origins of Alien Review – Fantastic Fest 2019

I have been obsessed with Alien since I was nine years old, and my parents refused to take me to a movie theater to see...
Color Out of Space Review - Fantastic Fest 2019

Color Out of Space Review – Fantastic Fest 2019

H. P. Lovecraft is a notoriously difficult author to adapt to film. There have been a thousand riffs off his work over the years,...
Jojo Rabbit Review - Fantastic Fest 2019

Jojo Rabbit Review – Fantastic Fest 2019

Young Jojo Betzler (Roman Griffin Davis) is a good little Nazi. He worships Adolf Hitler - so much so that he imagines Adolf (Taika...
It Chapter Two Review

It Chapter Two Review

It Chapter Two is a glorious mess. When the decision was made to split Stephen King’s It into two films, it seemed a sensible choice....
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood Review

Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood Review

If it is indeed true that Quentin Tarantino is going to retire after his tenth film (Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood, for all...
Stuber Review: The Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista Action Comedy

Stuber Review: The Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista Action Comedy

Stuber feels almost revolutionary in a summer where every film seems to have earth-shattering stakes and where the simple pleasures of a good belly...
Midsommar Review: Let the Festivities Begin

Midsommar Review: Let the Festivities Begin

It's difficult not to compare Ari Aster's Midsommar to his previous film, Hereditary; in both Aster uses grief as an entry point into explorations of horror...

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