Warren Cantrell

The macho, Rambo-esque energy throughout ‘Disturbing the Peace,’ combined with its social politics, make it a thoroughly ugly and distasteful experience.

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‘Inherit the Viper’ is a slick, well-crafted journey into the heart of an opioid-ravaged America that is disappearing in pockets day by day.

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Tense, gripping, beautiful, and brutally relentless, director Sam Mendes has achieved something extraordinary with his newest feature, ‘1917.’

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Don’t for one second try to tell me that it is even in the same league of mediocrity as the prequel trilogy.

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Greta Gerwig has absolutely knocked it out of the park with her take on Louisa May Alcott’s ‘Little Women,’ which is as affecting as it is relevant.

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A ripped-from-the-headlines drama with timely themes and an A+ cast, ‘Bombshell’ has everything it needs to succeed, yet sucks all the same.

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[Rating: Rock Fist Way Up] Love and hate operate on opposite sides of a famously thin line, as they both require commitment and passion that draw from a very personal well of emotion. To hate with a purpose is to invest deeply in that person or object, and like love, this passion does not come […]

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A classic parlor mystery whodunnit with Agatha Christie sensibilities and the sheen of America’s 2019 sociopolitical landscape, ‘Knives Out’ is as smart as it is fun.

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Based on the adolescence and young adulthood of Shia LaBeouf, ‘Honey Boy’ crackles with the pain and depth of a scribe pinning their heart to the wall.

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‘The Report’ is an interesting, if somewhat impersonal investigative drama about the CIA’s post-9/11 torture program, starring Adam Driver.

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The story of a teenager who happens upon a monster living in the shed in his backyard, ‘The Shed’ plays with some interesting ideas, yet comes up short.

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[Rating: Minor Rock Fist Up] **EDITOR’S NOTE: This review was delayed due to our resident historian, Warren Cantrell, requiring oxygen and a steady application of sedatives following his screening of the picture.** A historical epic with little regard for history, The King is nonetheless an engaging medieval yarn stocked with beautiful people and quirky haircuts. […]

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Something of a musical micro-movement hagiography, ‘Desolation Center’ is an engaging history of a very particular scene during a special time and place

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[Rating: Swiss Fist] In trying to bridge the gap between twee and horror, writers/directors Dan Berk and Robert Olsen have made a movie that is neither and struggles to find an identity as a result. The story of a pair of young outlaws on the run who happen upon a set of actual, real-deal criminals, […]

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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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