Unswayed
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'The Song of Sway Lake' is a harmless trifle of a film about the weight of memory as seen through the prism of wistful longing.

‘The Song of Sway Lake’ is Out of Tune
The Good Wife?
Posted 1 week ago

In 'The Wife' Glenn Close delivers a strong performance - a wife on the end of her ropes destined to let go of all the secrets she and her husband…

‘The Wife’ Stands By Her Man
'Mandy' Un-Caged
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'Mandy' is a blood-spattered, acid-dosed fever dream of a film that takes far too long to rev up, but never lets its foot off the pedal when it does.

‘Mandy’ and the Ultimate Cage Match
Naked Drama
Posted 3 weeks ago

Ostensibly a tale about long-distance romance, 'Juliet, Naked' boasts strong performances and an introspective charm.

‘Juliet, Naked’ Needs No Cover
Man's Best Friend
Posted 1 month ago

[Rating: Solid Rock Fist Up] 2018, in the Chinese calendar marks the year of the dog. Those ever loyal, ever fun loving pets that stick by our side and make…

The Year of the Dog in ‘Alpha’
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‘The Song of Sway Lake’ is a harmless trifle of a film about the weight of memory as seen through the prism of wistful longing.

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In ‘The Wife’ Glenn Close delivers a strong performance – a wife on the end of her ropes destined to let go of all the secrets she and her husband have carried throughout their marriage.

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‘Mandy’ is a blood-spattered, acid-dosed fever dream of a film that takes far too long to rev up, but never lets its foot off the pedal when it does.

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Ostensibly a tale about long-distance romance, ‘Juliet, Naked’ boasts strong performances and an introspective charm.

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[Rating: Swiss Fist]  Jim Henson is rolling in his grave. For the most part, the success of his Muppet creations has been a worldwide success since his death in 1990. Since that time, the Henson company has taken larger steps to appeal to all ages. Now his son, Brian Henson is back as director and […]

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‘McQueen’ is Sew Sew

by Christian Ramos August 26, 2018 Print Reviews
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[Rating: Minor Rock Fist Up]  The world of fashion, from the minimal stance I know of it based on The Devil Wears Prada, is a cutthroat world. All of these different designers trying to be some of the best on the planet. Showcasing their outfits that the common man or woman would probably never find […]

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Dark comedy ‘Arizona’ leaves you wondering what could have been

by Joe Jarosz August 23, 2018 Print Reviews
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Set in the midst of the 2009 housing crisis, this darkly comedic story follows Cassie Fowler, a single mom and struggling realtor whose life goes off the rails when she witnesses a murder.

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The Year of the Dog in ‘Alpha’

by Christian Ramos August 17, 2018 Print Reviews

[Rating: Solid Rock Fist Up] 2018, in the Chinese calendar marks the year of the dog. Those ever loyal, ever fun loving pets that stick by our side and make us feel a little bit better about life. Being the year of the dog, many dog themed movies have been coming out this year, be […]

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‘Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood’ Brings the Dirt, and the Muck

by Warren Cantrell August 15, 2018 Print Reviews
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‘Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood’ walks the fine line between intriguing and tragic.

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‘The Meg’ and the inherent emptiness of being

by Simon Williams August 9, 2018 Print Reviews
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The film is not good. There is very little good within it. It is not, however, bad. It does not have enough of substance to reach bad. It is uninterested in bad. It transcends this simple human binary. It is merely desolation. It is flavorless gum. It is an empty cardboard box. It is absence in the shape of a film.

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The Pimply Awkwardness of ‘Eighth Grade’

by Christian Ramos August 3, 2018 Print Reviews

‘Eighth Grade’ finds its footing in being a film about Generation Z, a group that have relied on technology to make them feel better about themselves, and one young girl who wants to find her confidence in life.

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Missions Made-to-Please

by Eric Melin July 26, 2018 Print Reviews
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It’s a difficult task to keep viewers connected to a sprawling series and to put together two and a half hours of solid thrills and surprises with a good level of emotional investment in the main character. But that is exactly what ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ has done.

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‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’…and Again and Again

by Christian Ramos July 21, 2018 Print Reviews
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 [Rating: Minor Rock Fist Down]  Things have changed in the last 10 years for movie musicals. Ten years ago at the Academy Awards, Hugh Jackman yelled out “THE MUSICAL IS BACK” and an entire song and dance number with Beyonce followed to prove his point that sometimes, people want to go to a movie musical […]

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‘Leave No Trace’ Leaves a Mark

by Warren Cantrell July 16, 2018 Print Reviews
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A quiet, fragile movie about a family balancing on a knife’s edge, Leave No Trace finds a way to give expression and voice to the invisible bonds that tether loved ones to each other

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‘Sorry to Bother You’ Need Not Apologize

by Warren Cantrell July 13, 2018 Print Reviews
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Sorry to Bother You is a timely meditation on class, race, privilege, and the momentum of the masses.

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