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January 28, 2022
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Review: Scandinavian horror movie has tremendous banalities

By | Oct 19, 2021

“Lamb” is not so much an art film as it is an artifice film that gestures at the complex themes that it aspires to have.


Review: 25th Bond movie overcomes all the odds

By | Oct 18, 2021

“No Time to Die,” Daniel Craig’s final role as James Bond, offers a combination of intense action and rich emotion that is shaken, not stirred.


Review: “The Sopranos” story deepens with new gangster film

By | Oct 17, 2021

“The Many Saints of Newark,” a follow-up to “The Sopranos” is able to balance between nostalgia and genuine entertainment.


Review: “Raw” director returns with brilliantly disturbing film

By | Oct 16, 2021

“Titane” is a brilliant sophomore effort from “Raw” director Julia Ducournau and continues her brand of French extremism.


Review: Ballet film fails at following rules of storytelling

By | Oct 4, 2021

“Birds of Paradise” tries to be like the famous ballet film “Black Swan,” but consistently violates show don’t tell, a foundational storytelling rule.


Review: Latest Nick Cage disaster features disturbing scenes

By | Sep 28, 2021

The newest Nick Cage movie is as disturbing in its excessive gore as it is in the way it treats its female characters.


Review: Clint Eastwood makes welcome return to the western genre

By | Sep 28, 2021

At 91, Clint Eastwood has accepted the deconstruction of his own image while having another go at the genre that made him famous.


Review: Sensitive drama captures the little moments

By | Sep 27, 2021

Justin Chon’s new film Blue Bayou is a hard-hitting drama about the plights of an American immigrant from Korea.


Review: “The Card Counter” gambles with experimental filmmaking

By | Sep 23, 2021

The latest Paul Schrader film is a character-driven story that brings out one of the best performances from Oscar Isaac.


Review: James Wan makes bloody return to horror genre

By | Sep 21, 2021

After directing “Aquaman” in 2018, horror auteur James Wan returns to his genre for an insane outing filled with blood and gore.


Review: Latest Cinderella remake royally drops the ball

By | Sep 15, 2021

The 2021 remake of “Cinderella” is far from the beloved fairytale that audiences have grown to love.


Review: “Shang-Chi” raises the bar for Marvel movies to come

By | Sep 14, 2021

“Shang-Chi” is a sturdy stand-alone film that is delightful no matter an audience member’s knowledge of the Marvel franchise.