One Cut of Joy
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The sheer audacity of crafting a zombie film wherein the camera never stops rolling is impressive.

‘One Cut of the Dead’ is Pure, Uncut Joy
Hustlin'
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This crime drama, based on a New York magazine article, follows a group of strippers who con and drug rich men, who visit their club.

Grifters in High Heels Shine in ‘Hustlers’
Wonder of Wonders
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'Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles' explores one of the most important Broadway shows in history, 'Fiddler on the Roof' through its conception to its historic run on the Great White…

‘Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles’ Raises the Roof
Depraved Frankenstein?
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Larry Fessenden's 'Depraved' has its flaws, but the ways in which it succeeds are so marvelous and inventive, it's worth looking past them to see a movie which manages to…

Fessenden’s indie ‘Depraved’ a Modern Spin on Classic Tale
Tinker Tailor Snowden Spy
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'Official Secrets,' a true story about a government whistleblower during the run-up to the 2003 Iraq War, is interesting if sometimes unfocused.

Great Performances, Timely Material Bring ‘Official Secrets’ Out of the Shadows
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The sheer audacity of crafting a zombie film wherein the camera never stops rolling is impressive.

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This crime drama, based on a New York magazine article, follows a group of strippers who con and drug rich men, who visit their club.

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‘Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles’ explores one of the most important Broadway shows in history, ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ through its conception to its historic run on the Great White Way that brought with it a change to musical theater forever.

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Larry Fessenden’s ‘Depraved’ has its flaws, but the ways in which it succeeds are so marvelous and inventive, it’s worth looking past them to see a movie which manages to be fresh while treading very, very familiar ground.

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‘Official Secrets,’ a true story about a government whistleblower during the run-up to the 2003 Iraq War, is interesting if sometimes unfocused.

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Say What You Will, Gory ‘Clownado’ Doesn’t Pander

by Nick Spacek September 9, 2019 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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Sheets’ gorefest doesn’t wink to its audience, which is a major plus for ‘Clownado.’ While its audience might be small, those who want to see the film won’t be disappointed. Other more casual fans might find it wanting.

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‘Tigers Are Not Afraid’ Uses Magical Realism With Mixed Results

by Jonah Desneux September 6, 2019 Print Reviews
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Director Issa Lopez’s dark fairy tale takes a look at the life of a group of young children trying to survive in Mexico city run by the cartel. Part fantasy, part drama, part realism, ‘Tigers Are Not Afraid’ is a viewing experience that will stick with audiences long after the ending credits roll.

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‘The Nightingale’ A Brutal Film Featuring The Summer’s Best Performances

by Jonah Desneux August 31, 2019 Print Reviews
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Jennifer Kent successfully follows up ‘The Babadook’ with a historical revenge story. The mature subject of the film matter make the viewing not suitable for everyone. The performances however are the best of the summer and should be seen by anyone who isn’t shy to violence on film.

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Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are To See ‘Ready or Not’

by Jonah Desneux August 23, 2019 Print Reviews
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‘Ready or Not’ takes you favorite childhood game and turns it into a nightmare. Samara Weaving excels at playing an unlucky bride who tries to survive her wedding night gone to hell. The film is silly yet scary enough to impress both comedy and horror fans alike.

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‘Hot Air’ Is Chock-Full of…Well, Hot Air

by Warren Cantrell August 22, 2019 Print Reviews

[Rating: Swiss Fist] A good-natured attempt to humanize a very real monstrosity running rampant through the current hell-scape that is this cursed year of 2019, Hot Air doesn’t stumble so much as it breaks both legs and suffers a heart attack right out of the starting gate. Positioned as a biting satire of conservative opinion-making, […]

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True Journalism in ‘Mike Wallace is Here’

by Christian Ramos August 19, 2019 Print Reviews
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[Rating: Solid Rock Fist Up] In this day and age of modern television media, there’s a fine balance between fact and “fake news” journalist and opinionator. This is no longer the days when the hard questions were asked and the interviewee had a moment to sit and think about it all. Today, we live in such a cutthroat world […]

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The Unique Charm of Schlockfest ‘The VelociPastor’

by Nick Spacek August 14, 2019 Print Reviews
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There’s a great need for the occasional bright-eyed, positive-message bit of trash cinema that is ‘The VelociPastor.’

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‘The VelociPastor’ Bites

by Warren Cantrell August 14, 2019 Print Reviews
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‘The VelociPastor’ is all cheap thrills without the fun: proof that life doesn’t always “find a way.”

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Committing To Brutality: Aisling Franciosi’s Thoughts On ‘The Nightingale’

by Jonah Desneux August 12, 2019 Blogs
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‘The Nightingale’ has hit theaters and sparked much discussion due to its graphic nature. I spoke with the film’s lead actress Aisling Franciosi to find out what it was like playing such an intense character and what she deems the importance of the film.

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More Heat Needed in ‘The Kitchen’

by KB Burke August 10, 2019 Print Reviews
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Three fine actresses are not enough to rule this mediocre drama.

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