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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.

Review: “Candyman” crafts terror from real-world fears

By | Sep 7, 2021

Nia DaCosta’s “Candyman” remake is a type of horror movie that rarely gets released anymore, crafting uniquely strange terror out of real-world fears.

Review: Addison Rae stars in insipid Netflix remake

By | Sep 7, 2021

In “He’s All That,” a gender-swapped remake of the lukewarm 90’s film “She’s All That,” TikTok star Addison Rae succeeds only at butchering dialogue.

Review: Highly anticipated sci-fi movie lacks substance

By | Aug 31, 2021

“Reminiscence” is trying to do too much in the time constraint placed upon a feature film. The environment and plot had a lot of potential to be great, but it missed the mark.

Review: Jason Momoa’s latest thriller is banal and melodramatic

By | Aug 29, 2021

Jason Momoa’s action-thriller is tone-deaf, melodramatic and somewhere between the fun of B-list action movies and C-list straight-to-video trash.