Vampires Subverted
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Jakob's Wife, writer/director Travis Stevens' follow-up to the stellar Girl on the Third Floor is a slyly comedic take on the vampire genre, with the added bonus of offering up…

‘Jakob’s Wife’ Subverts The Usual Vampire Tropes
Turn the Page
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Tina Turner has had a life so extravagant and inspiring, it was high time her story finally be told on film for her audiences to once more fall in love…

‘Tina’ Doc is Simply the Best
Dumb Fun, emphasis on Dumb
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Yes, there are human beings in 'Godzilla vs. Kong,' but they matter very little in comparison to everything else that happens during the epic showdown of these two legendary Titans.

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ is fun to watch, dumb to think about
Humans vs. Fun
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'Godzilla vs. Kong' isn’t so much good, but rather good enough, sacrificing character work and dialogue for kick-ass action set pieces.

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Delivers on Promise of its Title, Little Else
Personal Experience
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'The Father' is a personal and painful look at the effects of memory loss and loss of reality for aging Anthony Hopkins.

‘The Father’ a Personal Film
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Jakob’s Wife, writer/director Travis Stevens’ follow-up to the stellar Girl on the Third Floor is a slyly comedic take on the vampire genre, with the added bonus of offering up a really powerful role for star Barbara Crampton.

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Tina Turner has had a life so extravagant and inspiring, it was high time her story finally be told on film for her audiences to once more fall in love with her.

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Yes, there are human beings in ‘Godzilla vs. Kong,’ but they matter very little in comparison to everything else that happens during the epic showdown of these two legendary Titans.

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‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ isn’t so much good, but rather good enough, sacrificing character work and dialogue for kick-ass action set pieces.

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‘The Father’ is a personal and painful look at the effects of memory loss and loss of reality for aging Anthony Hopkins.

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‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ is also bad

by Tim English March 24, 2021 Print Reviews

‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ is the better version of a bad movie, filled with long, drawn-out scenes that fail to advance plot nor develop character.

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‘Shoplifters of the World’ Is a Cinematic Misdemeanor

by Jonah Desneux March 22, 2021 Print Reviews

Shoplifters of the World is a love letter to 80s counter-culture and the band whose music shaped the identity of an alternative generation. Lacking substance on the back of weak performances, the film fails to hit the great heights it shoots for.

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I Can ‘Happily’ Watch This One Again

by KB Burke March 19, 2021 Print Reviews

In this funny dark romantic comedy, Tom and Janet have been happily married for years. But a visit from a mysterious stranger leads to a dead body, a lot of questions, and a tense couples’ trip with friends who may not actually be friends at all.

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‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ Finds New Ways to Be Just as Bad

by Warren Cantrell March 19, 2021 Print Reviews

Even with reshoots, an extra 2 hours, and a mulligan budget rumored to be in the $80 million dollar range, this film is undeniably, irredeemably awful.

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‘Paul Dood’s Deadly Lunch Break’ is Delicious & Filling [SXSW 2021]

by Warren Cantrell March 17, 2021 Print Reviews

A gory revenge flick with heart, this small, manic comedy sports laughs, gasps, and sentimental hand clasps in equal measure.

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“Coming 2 America” Boasts a Few Chuckles and a Gaggle of Call-Backs, But Ultimately Can’t Beat the Comedy Sequel Curse

by Warren Cantrell March 5, 2021 Print Reviews

Although ‘Coming 2 America’ has its heart is in the right place, the sum total is little more than a PG-13 rehash of older, better material.

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Quentin Dupieux’s “Keep an Eye Out” On-Brand Weird and Almost Excellent

by Warren Cantrell March 4, 2021 Print Reviews

Far from perfect, ‘Keep an Eye Out’ gets as close to a complete, fulfilling cinematic experience as one might ever hope for from Quentin Dupieux.

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‘Antigone’ Blends Greek Tragedy With Modern Social Drama

by Jonah Desneux March 2, 2021 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews

Sophie Deraspe’s modern retelling of the tragedy of Antigone is full of heavy hitting drama. Insightful and full of critiques, Deraspe cleverly brings the ancient story to life through a contemporary lens.

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‘The Stylist’ is a Cut Above

by KB Burke March 1, 2021 Print Reviews

[Rating: Solid Rock Fist Up] Available now on the Arrow Player streaming service. “We all want what we don’t have…” That line perfectly summarizes everything in The Stylist. It tells a tale about a lonely, unassertive Midwestern hairdresser (Najarra Townsend) who tries to balance her unstable fascination with other women’s hairstyles by scalping the heads of her […]

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‘French Exit’ Will Leave You Looking For the Door

by Warren Cantrell February 26, 2021 Print Reviews

‘French Exit’ is less of a film and more of a collage of character quirks mashed together into something resembling a coherent narrative.

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