Eric Melin

The new Halloween was never going to live up to the legacy of its predecessor. But it does evoke the original and take into consideration how audiences have changed since then, which is a minor miracle, I suppose, and it is light years better than the nine films in between.

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‘First Man’ earns its 130-minute running time by taking as much patient care of its characters’ emotional journeys as it does with the drama inherit to the space race.

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It’s a difficult task to keep viewers connected to a sprawling series and to put together two and a half hours of solid thrills and surprises with a good level of emotional investment in the main character. But that is exactly what ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ has done.

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Coming after the recent Avengers: Infinity War, where the fate of literally half of the entire universe was at stake, the micro stakes (literally and figuratively) of this film are refreshing.

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‘Incredibles 2’ sports inventive choreography, amazing animation detail, and stylish production design that beg to be seen on the big screen. It’s recycled main conflict is the only thing keeping it from being a stone-cold classic.

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The best—and worst thing—you can say about Solo: A Star Wars Story is that it is a fun throwback.

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The Week Of is a messy patchwork of a movie that is tonally all over the map and way overstays its 116 minutes.

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For the first time in a long time, the road ahead for superheroes is murky, complicated, and terrifying.

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If you’ve never seen ‘The Passion of Joan of Arc,’ you’re probably wondering what all the fuss is about. Simply put, this 1928 landmark still has the power to stun today. The Criterion Blu-ray is a must-have.

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The Criterion Collection has just released a new 4K digital restoration of 1991’s groundbreaking and Oscar-winning The Silence of the Lambs, approved by director of photography Tak Fujimoto, with a 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack. And even though it has been ripped off and parodied a thousand times since then, director Jonathan Demme’s unlikely masterpiece retains all of its spooky charm and upholds its torchbearing reputation for having a strong (and complicated) female lead character.

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When it comes to hugely influential independent movies, few can lay claim to having the influence of George Romero’s 1968 labor of love Night of the Living Dead. A new 2-disc Blu-ray of the film from The Criterion Collection is a must-have.

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The 90th Academy Awards are March 4, 2018 and your pals at Scene-Stealers and Boom Howdy are hosting the coolest movie party in Kansas City for the sixth year in a row. And, as always, it’s free!

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Jack Black comes close to self-parody more than once, but there’s an inherent likability to his Lewan, and an enormous curiosity—knowing especially that it’s a true story—in seeing how far he can take it.

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These two brand-new 2K digital restorations prove that Pabst’s true calling was socially charged drama with a serious anti-war bent.

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There’s no doubt that the free press plays an essential role in a democracy, and the timeliness of this picture can’t be disputed. It’s just too bad Spielberg doesn’t trust his audience enough to let them come to those conclusions on their own.

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