Reviews

Jay Baruchel’s ‘Random Acts of Violence’ is a steady stream of unpleasant encounters which alternate between teeth-grinding interpersonal interactions and blunt physical violence.

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‘Boys State’ is a wonderful documentary capturing the mock political conflict of the 2018 Texas Boys State. Full of emotions and symbolism, it’s an insightful look into the current state of American politics.

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‘Murder in the Woods’ is a standard mainstream slasher, which means that, while the multicultural casting is something new, the way in which the cast is utilized isn’t.

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A suspense thriller desperately short on suspense, ‘The Silencing’ feels less like a fully formed movie and more like the first cut of a first draft.

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‘The Tax Collector’ has an interesting premise, yet is a cobbled together mess of almost-art that recycles interesting components of better work.

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Real-life father and son Liam Neeson and Michael Richardson star in James D’Arcy’s directorial debut about a dysfunctional father and son coming together. The film doesn’t live up to its on paper potential and instead is dreadfully dull.

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Ron Howard follows four people for one year as they deal with the loss of a town caused by a wildfire. The Camp Fire killed 85 people and is known as California’s most destructive wildfire.

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‘Yes, God, Yes’ is a decent flick that takes a run at a very real, albeit uncinematic, moment in every person’s life (sexual discovery).

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If a person ever asked themself what it might have looked like if Alfred Hitchcock screwed around in the slasher genre, ‘The Rental’ might be the ticket.

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In ‘The Rental,’ the acting’s competent, the score ups the tension fairly effectively, and the game of waiting to see whose secrets and failures will be discovered (and how) is entertaining enough.

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A gruesome tale about an all-female cult and the evil Christ-like man who leads them, it’s disturbing yet visually stunning. However a lackluster script keeps the film from reaching its great potential.

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This is a movie which could’ve been fun, but ‘Coven’ fails because it takes all of the tropes of the witch movie and only looks at the surface for its inspiration.

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Fabienne is a star of French cinema. She reigns amongst men who love and admire her. When she publishes her memoirs, her daughter Lumir returns from New York to Paris with her husband and young child. The reunion between mother and daughter will quickly turn to confrontation: truths will be told, accounts settled, loves and resentments confessed.

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‘Black Magic for White Boys’ is a dark comedy full of bizarre characters and relevant themes. When a failing magician turns to the dark arts to regain popularity, trouble ensues when selfish characters attempt to use the spells for their own greedy interest.

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‘We Are Little Zombies,’ the debut from writer/director Makoto Nagahisa, is simultaneously nihilistic, adorable, and emotionally touching.

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