Warren Cantrell

‘Nomadland’ is a stunning character study incorporating meditations on aging, legacy, industrialization, and the vanishing American middle class.

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This distasteful witch trial horror offering from Neil Marshall has a heavy-handed tone, clunky dialogue, and a refusal to concede to the realities of basic human physiology.

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‘Savage State’ is narratively vacant, historically nonsensical, and emotionally barren. Skip it.

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A gritty meditation on class, globalization, family, and destiny, ‘The White Tiger’ is the story of one man’s struggle with his destiny.

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‘Promising Young Woman’ is an exploration of sexual assault and accountability in a post-#MeToo era aware of the present yet largely foggy on the past.

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‘Greenland’ is an emotional, prescient suspense drama that’s got no right being as good as it is.

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Anchored by a career-best performance by Mikkelsen and a thoughtful script that understands its characters, ‘Another Round’ is black comedy at its best.

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‘Sound of Metal’ is an outstanding film that explores not just the struggle of addiction, but the addiction of struggle.

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There’s more good than bad in ‘The Dark and the Wicked,’ and a lot of heart behind the effort.

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Sacha Baron Cohen is indeed back as his most famous alter-ego, Borat, exposing America’s darkest impulses in this sequel to the 2006 smash hit.

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Stand-up comedy is friggin’ hard, sure, yet it pales in comparison to the difficulty of making a film about it, which ‘The Opening Act’ demonstrates.

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‘The Devil Has a Name’ has a few bright spots thanks to its cast, yet never manages to bring all its pieces together in a way that makes good use of them.

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Top 10 Pandemic Movies

by Warren Cantrell on September 11, 2020

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Today’s Top 10 list is a celebration of the films that got pandemics more or less correct from the micro or macro (or both) side of things.

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A quick-cut assault on the senses brimming with flashbacks and text overlays, ‘Get Duked!’ feels like an 85-minute TikTok video.

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A genre-bending romp through the old west that mixes cowboys with cauldrons, ‘The Pale Door’ is bloody good fun.

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