Don't Die
Posted 5 days ago

The Dead Don't Die is an offbeat, quirky comedy that doesn't take itself seriously with performances by Murray and Driver that are worth the slow burn.

‘The Dead Don’t Die’ a slow burn of dumb fun
+1 = 500 Days + WHMS
Posted 5 days ago

'Plus One' effectively uses the tropes of the rom-com genre to conform to the best parts of it while blazing a path entirely its own.

‘Plus One’ Is 500 Days of Summer Weddings
Weekend at Shakespeare's
Posted 7 days ago

Bill Shakespeare spends his retirement in solidarity and mental suffering, something that reflects back on the audience of this flick.

Good doggie
Posted 2 weeks ago

This sequel is a "good boy" as it improves on the original box office hit.

‘The Secret Life of Pets 2’ worth maybe a nice pat on the head
Making Par
Posted 2 weeks ago

A breezy little documentary with modest ambitions and a surplus of reverence for its subject, 'Loopers: The Caddie’s Long Walk' makes par.

“Loopers: The Caddie’s Long Walk” Does Well & Makes Par
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[Rating: Swiss Fist] First of all, I absolutely without a doubt would pay to watch Tessa Thompson read a phone book at this point, which is probably the main reason I was able to get through the somehow pathetically average Men in Black: International with a few solid chuckles and only a few more eye […]

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The Dead Don’t Die is an offbeat, quirky comedy that doesn’t take itself seriously with performances by Murray and Driver that are worth the slow burn.

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‘Plus One’ effectively uses the tropes of the rom-com genre to conform to the best parts of it while blazing a path entirely its own.

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Bill Shakespeare spends his retirement in solidarity and mental suffering, something that reflects back on the audience of this flick.

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This sequel is a “good boy” as it improves on the original box office hit.

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“Loopers: The Caddie’s Long Walk” Does Well & Makes Par

by Warren Cantrell June 7, 2019 Print Reviews

A breezy little documentary with modest ambitions and a surplus of reverence for its subject, ‘Loopers: The Caddie’s Long Walk’ makes par.

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‘Late Night’ skewers “invisible” privilege

by Eric Melin June 7, 2019 Print Reviews

‘Late Night’ is a perceptive, funny comedy built on an unsound contrivance.

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‘Dark Phoenix’ and the X-Men limp to the finish line

by Tim English June 7, 2019 Print Reviews
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‘Dark Phoenix’ is a pretty odd and largely dissatisfying end to the near mostly tremendous twenty year run of Fox’s X-Men franchise.

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‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ plagued by dumb humans

by Tim English May 31, 2019 Print Reviews
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Godzilla: King of the Monsters gives new meaning to the term “dumb monster movie.” Hold up, that’s not fair. Actually it’s the humans in this movie that are the dummies.

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Hanging with ‘Ma’ Is So Worth It

by KB Burke May 31, 2019 Print Reviews
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Octavia Spencer delivers a terror-filled good time in her basement.

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‘Aladdin’ live action remake is good enough

by Tim English May 24, 2019 Print Reviews
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[Rating: Minor Rock Fist Up] I’m not gonna lie — I have actually been looking forward to a live action movie about the tales of Aladdin and his magic lamp since I was a kid. The animated flick, which came out when I was in high school is still one of my all-time favorite Disney […]

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SIFF 2019: ‘Botero’ Paints An Incomplete Picture

by Warren Cantrell May 24, 2019 Print Reviews

[Rating: Minor Rock Fist Down] A straightforward hagiography piece that celebrates its subject with little critical analysis, Botero is an instructive albeit unambitious documentary. Tracking the creative growth of Columbian painter/sculptor Fernando Botero, the film hits all of the expected notes of the artist’s professional maturation using testimonials from family members, curators, art historians, and […]

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‘Photograph’ Is Underdeveloped and Out of Focus

by Warren Cantrell May 23, 2019 Print Reviews

[Rating: Minor Rock Fist Down] A rom-com that lives in the periphery of the world it creates for itself, Photograph endeavors (yet too often fails) to tell a familiar story without the traditional narrative building blocks of its genre. This is somewhat ironic, too, for the story is steeped in the traditions of its characters, […]

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‘The Sun is Also a Star’ is a rom-com for Gen Z

by Kate Walz May 18, 2019 Print Reviews
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‘The Sun is Also a Star’ is super cheesy, but makes some much needed updates to the teen romance genre.

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‘John Wick 3’ prepares for war

by Tim English May 17, 2019 Print Reviews
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‘John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum’ may not be the best of the bunch but the insanely frantic action sequences make up for an overabundance of exposition.

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