Paradise Lost
Posted 7 days ago

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…

‘Rebuilding Paradise’ an honorable tribute to a town ravaged by tragedy
Stranger Sexy Things
Posted 2 weeks ago

'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).

Natalia Dyer Goes Through Strange Things in ‘Yes, God, Yes’
Book 'The Rental'
Posted 2 weeks ago

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.

Book ‘The Rental’, a New Thriller from director Dave Franco
Not Rent-Free
Posted 2 weeks ago

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…

Great Ending Helps Horror Exercise ‘The Rental’ Land a Little Harder
Cult? Film
Posted 2 weeks ago

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…

‘The Other Lamb’ a Cult Film That Won’t Become A Classic
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It’s 500 Days of 9/11 in New JGL Thriller ‘7500’

by Warren Cantrell June 18, 2020 Print Reviews

Well shot, tightly scripted, and superbly acted by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, ‘7500’ soars.

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‘You Don’t Nomi’ Resurrects ‘Showgirls’ as Trash Art

by Nick Spacek June 8, 2020 Print Reviews

The sheer number of creative ways in which writer/director Jeffrey McHale uses footage for this retrospective movie documentary makes it the new gold standard of the genre, taking a movie you’re likely already biased against and leaving you feeling like you might just love it.

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‘Home Alone’ Meets ‘John Wick’ in Blood-Soaked ‘Becky’

by Warren Cantrell June 4, 2020 Print Reviews

A blood and gore-soaked romp through a Home Alone-esque scenario with 21st century sensibilities, ‘Becky’ is all sorts of fun.

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‘Adrift in Soho’ Is Lost At Sea

by Warren Cantrell June 2, 2020 Print Reviews

A jumbled, chaotic mess of imagery, character sketches, bad jazz, and even worse storytelling, ‘Adrift in Soho’ is just that: adrift.

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The Boldness of ‘Among Them’ is Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

by KB Burke May 27, 2020 Print Reviews

Two bank robbers & their hostage retreat into a motel. When their boss doesn’t show up, they must battle through their deteriorating mental state and find a way out before they turn on each other.

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‘The Trip to Greece’ is an Anticlimactic Farewell … and That’s OK

by KB Burke May 22, 2020 Print Reviews

While the fictional parodies of themselves have given me a few chuckles, along with plenty to see and salivate over, it is time to say goodbye—a theme that is very apparent throughout this movie.

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Slow-Burn Political Drama ‘The Man Standing Next’ Does More Right Than Wrong

by Warren Cantrell May 22, 2020 Print Reviews

A slow-burn psychological odyssey through the mind of one man with the power to liberate a nation, ‘The Man Standing Next’ does more right than wrong.

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‘Military Wives’ Is Nearly Kitsch Perfect

by Warren Cantrell May 22, 2020 Print Reviews

A feel-good story based on real events and people, ‘Military Wives’ is often breezy, sometimes poignant, and rarely offensive.

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‘The Dalai Lama – Scientist’ Needs More Dalai Lama

by KB Burke May 19, 2020 Print Reviews

The Dalai Lama tells the unknown story, in his own words, of his lifelong journey into the world of science and technology, and how the world has changed as a result. With extensive, rare, and never before seen footage, this film tells the very human story of the Dalai Lama that no one knows.

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‘Arkansas’ is Worth the Trip

by KB Burke May 1, 2020 Print Reviews

A series of mistakes leads to a deadly collision between two criminals and a drug kingpin in Clark Duke’s directorial debut ‘Arkansas.’

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VOD and Drive-Ins Welcome ‘The Wretched’ This Weekend

by Nick Spacek April 30, 2020 Print Reviews

Think of ‘The Wretched’ as the peanut butter and jelly sandwich of horror: you’re unlikely to be surprised by what you’re getting, but you’ll certainly take it in without any complaint.

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‘Deerskin’ Needs More Time to Cure

by Warren Cantrell April 30, 2020 Print Reviews

‘Deerskin’ is a brutally weird movie with a rambling narrative that often feels more interested in its thematic elements than its plot and character ones.

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Promising Psychological Horror Effort ‘The Dark Red’ Has Issues

by Nick Spacek April 30, 2020 Print Reviews

Dan Bush’s ‘The Dark Red’ is definitely watchable, but almost infuriating in how little it seems to regard its tonal shifts. Rather than “yes, and,” it chooses instead to go for “and then,” switching from one genre to another, choosing to keep the various aspects distinctly and ineffectively separate.

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New On Demand & Digital Series ‘Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time’ Worth Your Time

by Nick Spacek April 20, 2020 Print Reviews

While these docs all stand on their own, as binged series, the interconnectedness of all these titles, genres, and personages come together in a very gratifying way.

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Violent horror comedy ‘Why Don’t You Just Die!’ may be a new genre classic

by Nick Spacek April 20, 2020 Print Reviews

Kirill Sokolov’s ‘Why Don’t You Just Die!’ is an astonishingly well-constructed piece of filmmaking, and the sort of movie destined to become necessary viewing for anyone who likes a chuckle with their shotgun blasts.

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