Modern Tragedy
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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…

‘Antigone’ Blends Greek Tragedy With Modern Social Drama
A Cut Above
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[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…

‘The Stylist’ is a Cut Above
Frexit
Posted 5 days ago

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

‘French Exit’ Will Leave You Looking For the Door
Father to Daughter
Posted 5 days ago

'The Father' is superb, and gives a voice and a face to an affliction that is too often limited to those suffering on the periphery of it.

‘The Father’ Demands Respect, and Deserves It
Powerless
Posted 1 week ago

Writer/director Garin Hovannisian's Truth to Power, a new documentary on System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian, will likely entrance fans of the band looking to get an in-depth tale…

Serj Tankian Doc ‘Truth to Power’ Fails To Connect Its Threads
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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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[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’ 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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‘The Father’ is superb, and gives a voice and a face to an affliction that is too often limited to those suffering on the periphery of it.

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Writer/director Garin Hovannisian’s Truth to Power, a new documentary on System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian, will likely entrance fans of the band looking to get an in-depth tale of the politically-active singer and musician, but anyone else in search of a focused tale will find the film desperately lacking.

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‘Minari’ is an American Dream Come True

by Christian Ramos February 20, 2021 Print Reviews

‘Minari’ is an instant American Classic about the American Dream to a Korean family finding themselves cultivating a farm in rural Arkansas.

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‘Nomadland’ Wanders With Purpose, Capturing the Soul of 21st Century America On the Way

by Warren Cantrell February 19, 2021 Print Reviews

‘Nomadland’ is a stunning character study incorporating meditations on aging, legacy, industrialization, and the vanishing American middle class.

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Adam Egypt Mortimer’s ‘Archenemy’ A Welcome New Swerve on the Superhero Genre

by Nick Spacek February 16, 2021 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews

The latest film from Adam Egypt Mortimer, ‘Archenemy’ (out February 16 on DVD and Blu-ray from RLJE Films), sees the writer/director once again applying his independent lens to a new genre.

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Interview: ‘A Ghost Waits’ writer/director Adam Stovall & star Macleod Andrews

by Nick Spacek February 16, 2021 Blogs

The debut feature from writer/director Adam Stovall, ‘A Ghost Waits,’ now streaming via Arrow, follows on the heels of last year’s acquisition by the venerable genre company of another left-of-center, oddly quirky, black and white fun take on genre cinema, The Lake Michigan Monster.

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Neil Marshall’s ‘The Reckoning’ is a Wreck

by Warren Cantrell February 5, 2021 Print Reviews

This distasteful witch trial horror offering from Neil Marshall has a heavy-handed tone, clunky dialogue, and a refusal to concede to the realities of basic human physiology.

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The 12 Best Films Of 2020

by Jonah Desneux January 29, 2021 Blogs

2020 was a historically terrible but that didn’t stop great films from being released. This list looks at the best films and hidden gems of last year.

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Disturbing Twist Ruins ‘The Night’

by Jonah Desneux January 29, 2021 Print Reviews

‘The Night’ starts strong following the story of a married couple with many issues trapped inside a haunted hotel. Kourosh Ahari sets up his film well, but things take a turn for the worse with a complicated direction in the second half.

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Fly Over ‘Savage State’ and Don’t Look Back

by Warren Cantrell January 29, 2021 Print Reviews

‘Savage State’ is narratively vacant, historically nonsensical, and emotionally barren. Skip it.

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Bold Netflix Drama ‘The White Tiger’ Has Teeth

by Warren Cantrell January 21, 2021 Print Reviews

A gritty meditation on class, globalization, family, and destiny, ‘The White Tiger’ is the story of one man’s struggle with his destiny.

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Decidedly non-PG ‘Psycho Goreman’ still fun, full of heart

by Nick Spacek January 18, 2021 Print Reviews

Were it not for the fact that it’s drenched in violence, blood, and assorted alien fluids, the heart of ‘Psycho Goreman’ makes it charming enough to watch with your kids.

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