Warren Cantrell

‘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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A somber retelling of an American tragedy projected through the #MeToo lens, Lizzie is a 100+ year-old tale that feels right at home in 2018.

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‘The Song of Sway Lake’ is a harmless trifle of a film about the weight of memory as seen through the prism of wistful longing.

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‘Mandy’ is a blood-spattered, acid-dosed fever dream of a film that takes far too long to rev up, but never lets its foot off the pedal when it does.

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Ostensibly a tale about long-distance romance, ‘Juliet, Naked’ boasts strong performances and an introspective charm.

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‘Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood’ walks the fine line between intriguing and tragic.

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A quiet, fragile movie about a family balancing on a knife’s edge, Leave No Trace finds a way to give expression and voice to the invisible bonds that tether loved ones to each other

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