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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Review

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Review

What makes Maleficent: Mistress of Evil so boring? Is it the ramshackle plot which flits from character to character building up a giant climax...
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...
Gemini Man Review

Gemini Man Review: Two Will Smiths Face Off in Ang Lee Film

For all the questions about the nature of humanity inherent in the premise, no one has yet made a good movie about cloning. From...
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...
Ad Astra Review: Startlingly Beautiful with one of Pitt’s Best Performances

Ad Astra Review: Startlingly Beautiful with One of Pitt’s Best Performances

Man is a solitary creature. If there is anything to take from James Gray’s loving, and lovingly strange, 2001: A Space Odyssey hat tap,...
Downton Abbey Review: Continuation, Repetition, Encapsulation

Downton Abbey Review: Continuation, Repetition, Encapsulation

Continuation. Repetition. Encapsulation. In the realm of the TV translation to film, these are the three potential options for what the audience will receive....
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....
Joker Review: Joaquin Phoenix Astounds in Todd Phillips Film

Joker Review: Joaquin Phoenix Astounds in Todd Phillips Film

It's a rare occurrence when you watch a film and realize that you've spoken out loud about it before it's over. I apologize to...
Dora and the Lost City of Gold Review

Dora and the Lost City of Gold Review

Surely the most dreaded words in all of feature film development must be “it needs a new direction.” . Not that searching for a...
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Review: A Proper Introduction to Horror for Kids

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Review: A Proper Introduction to Horror for...

I still remember the illustrations. Drawn originally by Stephen Gammell, I remember the feeling of my breath seizing as I stared at the screaming...
We Chat About Ready or Not with Samara Weaving

Ready or Not Review: Samara Weaving Shines in This Horror Comedy

The image is compelling; a bride in her wedding dress with a gun in her hands, ammo strapped around her body. You know exactly...
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw Review

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw Review

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw is exactly what you think it is - a film with a ridiculously convoluted title. It’s also...
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...