September 17, 2021
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Review: Band doubles down on gentle sound to unsavory results

By | Sep 7, 2021

Everything about “How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last?” doubles down on the bands gentle sound and adds numerous guests to mostly unsavory results.


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: Kanye West continues to break barriers with “Donda”

By | Aug 31, 2021

Rather than reaching for something new, “Donda” finds West looking inward and taking stock of the personal tribulations around him.


Review: “Mortal Kombat” is another terrible video game movie

By | May 3, 2021

“Mortal Kombat” betrays its source material popular and secures a spot in the expansive halls of terrible video game movies.


Review: Ken Burns humanizes Hemingway

By | Apr 20, 2021

There are many sides to the story of Hemingway’s life and his place within the literature canon. Burns and Novick’s “Hemingway” touches on all of them.


Review: New Zack Snyder project is a monument of cinematic escapism

By | Mar 24, 2021

“Zack Snyder’s Justice League” appeals to the most childlike desire for seeing a band of superhumans and one rich man dressed as a bat.


Review: A cast of famous comedians fail to save an unfunny sequel

By | Mar 18, 2021

If “Coming to America” did not exist, then perhaps “Coming 2 America” would work as an overextended pilot to a sitcom predetermined for a short lifespan.


Review: Historical film intensified by superb acting

By | Feb 22, 2021

In 1968, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover exclaimed that the FBI would do anything in its power to “prevent the rise of a ‘messiah’ who could unify and electrify the militant Black nationalist movement.”


Review: Dramatic film is filled with fits of rage

By | Feb 16, 2021

What role nepotism plays in the failure of “Malcolm & Marie,” Netflix’s latest awards-vying disaster, should be obvious.


Review: “Mank” is a weak attempt at pretentious filmmaking

By | Dec 12, 2020

Fincher’s newest film, “Mank,” proves there is an interesting story to be told, but the narrative never presents itself.


Review: “Borat” sequel comes at perfect time

By | Nov 3, 2020

Sacha Baron Cohen’s sequel to his famous film “Borat,” “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” exposes the bigoted underbelly of the United States just as the first one did.


Review: Aaron Sorkin courtroom drama is detached and weightless

By | Oct 26, 2020

“The Trial of the Chicago 7” — writer and director Aaron Sorkin’s new Netflix film — mistakes gaudy self-importance as inherent relevance.