Generic action
Posted 10 days ago

For those of you who love great acting, original plots, and engaging, interesting characters, you're going to want to avoid this generic action flick.

Generic action flick ‘The Hunter’s Prayer’ disappoints
Mummy is Embalmed
Posted 13 days ago

The Mummy is ultimately a wasted opportunity to do something fresh and original with these characters. If the idea is to build a franchise around it, they're off to a…

‘The Mummy’ probably isn’t the jumpstart Universal was looking for
Featherweight
Posted 13 days ago

A tender coming of age tale stocked with a few poignant surprises, the Italian comedy, Feather (Italian: ‘Piuma’), will inevitably draw comparisons to like-minded pictures such as Juno or Knocked…

SIFF 2017: ‘Feather’ Movie Review
'It Comes at Night'
Posted 13 days ago

It Comes at Night isn't a game changer of a horror film, but it's a decent enough horror film that at times threatens to be great. While that promise feels…

‘It Comes at Night’ won’t let you stop thinking about it
There Goes My Hero
Posted 13 days ago

This feels like the movie Sam Elliott has been waiting his whole life to make, which, if true, worked out well for the guy. He’s never been better.

SIFF 2017: ‘The Hero’ Movie Review
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For those of you who love great acting, original plots, and engaging, interesting characters, you’re going to want to avoid this generic action flick.

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The Mummy is ultimately a wasted opportunity to do something fresh and original with these characters. If the idea is to build a franchise around it, they’re off to a regrettably awkward start.

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A tender coming of age tale stocked with a few poignant surprises, the Italian comedy, Feather (Italian: ‘Piuma’), will inevitably draw comparisons to like-minded pictures such as Juno or Knocked Up.

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It Comes at Night isn’t a game changer of a horror film, but it’s a decent enough horror film that at times threatens to be great. While that promise feels lacking in the end, it’s a rare unsettling end of the world thriller that does exactly what it is supposed to do. It forces you to think.

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This feels like the movie Sam Elliott has been waiting his whole life to make, which, if true, worked out well for the guy. He’s never been better.

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SIFF 2017: ‘Going to Brazil’ Movie Review

by Warren Cantrell June 8, 2017 Print Reviews
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The dark-comedy Going to Brazil follows the misadventures of a group of female friends during pre-wedding celebrations. It side-steps softer, more light-hearted comparisons like The Hangover or Bachelor Party, and improving on darker one-dimensional examples like Very Bad Things or Stag.

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Uninspired Comedy Title for a ‘Wonder Woman’ Review

by Simon Williams June 5, 2017 Print Reviews
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‘Wonder Woman’ is good but not for the reasons you think it is.

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‘The Wedding Plan’ needed a stronger blueprint

by Joe Jarosz June 2, 2017 Print Reviews
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When her fiancé bows out on the eve of her wedding, Michal refuses to cancel the wedding arrangements. An Orthodox Jew, she insists that God will supply her a husband. As the clock ticks down.

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‘Whisky Galore!’ a Bit of a Bore

by Warren Cantrell June 2, 2017 Print Reviews
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Whisky Galore! isn’t bad — there’s just not a lot going on in the movie outside of the surface-level story about a good-natured whisky theft.

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‘Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey’ Dazzles at SIFF 2017

by Warren Cantrell May 31, 2017 Print Reviews
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Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey is the story of the eponymous climbing legend, Beckey, who has been making history and inspiring climbers since the late 1930s.

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Four female-helmed shorts fail to scare in new ‘XX’ Blu-ray

by Jason Ridder May 30, 2017 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews

‘XX,’ new on Blu-ray, is a horror anthology that offers unfulfilling tales and no true scares.

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‘Chuck’ not a knockout, but goes the distance

by Joe Jarosz May 27, 2017 Print Reviews
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A drama inspired by the life of heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner, who inspired the film Rocky.

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New ‘Pirates’ goes through familiar motions

by Tim English May 26, 2017 Print Reviews
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales may be predictable, and the good parts of this movie mere shadows of the best parts of the first flick, but dammit if I didn’t have fun.

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SIFF 2017: ‘Forever Pure’ Movie Review

by Warren Cantrell May 26, 2017 Print Reviews
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What happens when sports fail to bridge a cultural gap? That’s the question director Maya Zinshtein asks with her insightful and crushing documentary, Forever Pure, a powerful look at the intersection of 21st century race, politics, class, mob rule, and sports.

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‘Baywatch’ struggles to balance comedy and action

by Tim English May 25, 2017 Print Reviews
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There’s certainly some fun moments, but most of the jokes in the overlong ‘Baywatch’ fall flat.

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