Needs An Audit
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'The Tax Collector' has an interesting premise, yet is a cobbled together mess of almost-art that recycles interesting components of better work.

‘The Tax Collector’ Needs An Audit
Father To Son
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Real-life father and son Liam Neeson and Michael Richardson star in James D'Arcy's directorial debut about a dysfunctional father and son coming together. The film doesn't live up to its…

Real-Life Father And Son Struggle in ‘Made in Italy’
Paradise Lost
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Ron Howard follows four people for one year as they deal with the loss of a town caused by a wildfire. The Camp Fire killed 85 people and is known…

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'Yes, God, Yes' is a decent flick that takes a run at a very real, albeit uncinematic, moment in every person’s life (sexual discovery).

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Book 'The Rental'
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If a person ever asked themself what it might have looked like if Alfred Hitchcock screwed around in the slasher genre, 'The Rental' might be the ticket.

Book ‘The Rental’, a New Thriller from director Dave Franco
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‘The Tax Collector’ has an interesting premise, yet is a cobbled together mess of almost-art that recycles interesting components of better work.

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Real-life father and son Liam Neeson and Michael Richardson star in James D’Arcy’s directorial debut about a dysfunctional father and son coming together. The film doesn’t live up to its on paper potential and instead is dreadfully dull.

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Ron Howard follows four people for one year as they deal with the loss of a town caused by a wildfire. The Camp Fire killed 85 people and is known as California’s most destructive wildfire.

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‘Yes, God, Yes’ is a decent flick that takes a run at a very real, albeit uncinematic, moment in every person’s life (sexual discovery).

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If a person ever asked themself what it might have looked like if Alfred Hitchcock screwed around in the slasher genre, ‘The Rental’ might be the ticket.

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Great Ending Helps Horror Exercise ‘The Rental’ Land a Little Harder

by Nick Spacek July 23, 2020 Print Reviews

In ‘The Rental,’ the acting’s competent, the score ups the tension fairly effectively, and the game of waiting to see whose secrets and failures will be discovered (and how) is entertaining enough.

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‘The Other Lamb’ a Cult Film That Won’t Become A Classic

by Jonah Desneux July 21, 2020 Print Reviews

A gruesome tale about an all-female cult and the evil Christ-like man who leads them, it’s disturbing yet visually stunning. However a lackluster script keeps the film from reaching its great potential.

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“Sexy” Rip-Off of ‘The Craft’ Fails in Almost Every Way

by Nick Spacek July 14, 2020 Print Reviews

This is a movie which could’ve been fun, but ‘Coven’ fails because it takes all of the tropes of the witch movie and only looks at the surface for its inspiration.

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There’s Great Duality (and Acting) in ‘The Truth’

by KB Burke July 7, 2020 Print Reviews

Fabienne is a star of French cinema. She reigns amongst men who love and admire her. When she publishes her memoirs, her daughter Lumir returns from New York to Paris with her husband and young child. The reunion between mother and daughter will quickly turn to confrontation: truths will be told, accounts settled, loves and resentments confessed.

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Bizarre ‘Black Magic For White Boys’ succeeds in anti-wonder

by Jonah Desneux July 6, 2020 Print Reviews

‘Black Magic for White Boys’ is a dark comedy full of bizarre characters and relevant themes. When a failing magician turns to the dark arts to regain popularity, trouble ensues when selfish characters attempt to use the spells for their own greedy interest.

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Genre-busting ‘We Are Little Zombies’ Feels Like a Graphic Novel

by Nick Spacek July 6, 2020 Print Reviews

‘We Are Little Zombies,’ the debut from writer/director Makoto Nagahisa, is simultaneously nihilistic, adorable, and emotionally touching.

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‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’ is An Important History Lesson

by KB Burke July 3, 2020 Print Reviews

Using interviews and rare archival footage, JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE chronicles Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration.

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‘Relic’ is psychological chamber horror done right

by Nick Spacek July 2, 2020 Print Reviews

Given that the cast is essentially Nevin, Mortimer, and Heathcote for the majority of ‘Relic’, it hinges almost entirely on the performances of the three actors and the mood created by a dark country house gone ever-so-slightly to seed.

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Rock doc ‘Suzi Q’ is Surface-Level but Enjoyable

by Nick Spacek July 1, 2020 Print Reviews

This rock doc fails to look more closely at 70s rocker Suzi Quatro’s influence on the current crop of musicians out there – but it still doesn’t stop ‘Suzi Q’ from being entertaining.

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Intense ‘Homewrecker’ May Induce Panic

by Nick Spacek June 26, 2020 Print Reviews

The scope of ‘Homewrecker’ might be narrow, but it results in an intense focus.

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