Warren Cantrell

[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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[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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‘The VelociPastor’ is all cheap thrills without the fun: proof that life doesn’t always “find a way.”

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All told, Ode to Joy is a darn good time, making the most out of a wild premise without ever veering too far off into mockery or slapstick.

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‘Sword of Trust’ is a fun, funny, and touching trifle with well-painted characters and a surprising amount of insight into modern myth-making

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A slow-burn postmodern western-noir thriller with just a tad more style than substance, Into the Ashes delivers when it needs to.

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A movie about listless, uninspired, confused man-children & the throngs of women tying themselves in knots over them, ‘Summer Night’ is a decided miss.

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