Warren Cantrell

[Rating: Minor Rock Fist Down] A diabolical sleight-of-hand trick that suckers its audience in with promises of mayhem spanning two different genres, The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot has redefined what is possible in the realm of cinematic let-downs. Skimping on the Hitler and Bigfoot action only to delve into the heart […]

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‘Then Came You’ seems content to just trample over Manic Pixie Dream Girl story beats and characters that don’t offer anything new to the formula.

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‘Vice’ follows up McKay’s masterful work with ‘The Big Short’ by blending dynamic character work with a large-scale sociopolitical autopsy.

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A deep in the weeds historical epic, Mary Queen of Scots takes a big bite, yet finds trouble in the chewing.

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To celebrate the upcoming release of ‘Vice,’ today’s Top 10 ranks the best V.P. performance in movie history, weighing screen time, character integrity, and the quality of the performance itself.

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Light, refreshing, optimistic, and altogether lovely, ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ is everything a fan of the original could hope for.

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‘Roma’ is a stunning tour de force from a craftsman operating at the absolute peak of his game.

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‘A Private War’ successfully details the human cost of conflict on those that engage in it, but also amongst those along the fringes.

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A micro-exploration of a family’s disintegration, Paul Dano’s ‘Wildlife’ is a study in love, regret, and the all-too-rapid advance from adolescence into adulthood. It also gets the dreaded Swiss Fist rating: complete neutrality.

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Suspiria 2018 retains all of the flaws of the original with none of the charm.

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A prescient social comedy, The Oath takes a look at the effects hardcore political divisions have on relationships and family.

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A tragi-comic exploration of masculinity, fatherhood, and loss, ‘Thunder Road’ is nothing short of remarkable.

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‘All About Nina’ is a coming-of-age movie about comedy that knows nothing about what it means to be funny or even to grow up.

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An absurdist love-letter to the Scandinavian metal scene, Heavy Trip is just charming and earnest enough to elevate the whole effort past its flaws.

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 [Rating: Solid Rock Fist Up] Blaze is a film that fits neatly within the classic tortured artist archetype: the pure of heart protagonist briefly ascends via their art before getting crushed by a world that isn’t ready for their groundbreaking form of expression. Through a tragic stew of substance abuse and/or mental illness, they burn […]

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