Modern Tragedy
Posted 2 days ago

Sophie Deraspe's modern retelling of the tragedy of Antigone is full of heavy hitting drama. Insightful and full of critiques, Deraspe cleverly brings the ancient story to life through a…

‘Antigone’ Blends Greek Tragedy With Modern Social Drama
A Cut Above
Posted 3 days ago

[Rating: Solid Rock Fist Up] Available now on the Arrow Player streaming service. “We all want what we don’t have…” That line perfectly summarizes everything in The Stylist. It tells a tale…

‘The Stylist’ is a Cut Above
Posted 6 days ago

'French Exit' is less of a film and more of a collage of character quirks mashed together into something resembling a coherent narrative.

‘French Exit’ Will Leave You Looking For the Door
Father to Daughter
Posted 6 days ago

'The Father' is superb, and gives a voice and a face to an affliction that is too often limited to those suffering on the periphery of it.

‘The Father’ Demands Respect, and Deserves It
Posted 1 week ago

Writer/director Garin Hovannisian's Truth to Power, a new documentary on System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian, will likely entrance fans of the band looking to get an in-depth tale…

Serj Tankian Doc ‘Truth to Power’ Fails To Connect Its Threads

‘Rock Camp’ doc more like an extended infomercial

by Nick Spacek January 14, 2021 Print Reviews

It’s great to see that the rockers featured in the documentary really seem to enjoy getting to interact with fans on this level, where they’re kinda / sorta peers, but even those interviews come across more as advertising fodder for the camp, rather than digging deeply into what it means for them personally.

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‘Promising Young Woman’ More Than Lives Up to Its Name

by Warren Cantrell December 23, 2020 Print Reviews

‘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 a Rare Disaster Thriller With Heart

by Warren Cantrell December 17, 2020 Print Reviews

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

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‘The Beach House’ Director Jeffrey A. Brown Dissects One of the Best Horror Films of 2020

by Nick Spacek December 14, 2020 Blogs

‘The Beach House’ is absolutely one of my favorite horror films of the year, so I was thrilled to get a chance to hop of the phone with director/writer Jeffrey A. Brown to discuss how this excellent piece of small-budget terror came to be.

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Stand-up Dramedy ‘The Opening Act’ shines on Blu-ray and DVD

by Nick Spacek December 9, 2020 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews

There’s a lot to take from Steve Byrne’s ‘The Opening Act,’ but the main takeaway is if you’re willing to take a chance, enjoy it while it lasts, rather than worrying about what happens if it doesn’t go exactly as planned.

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‘Archenemy’ a Dark Entry To The Superhero Genre

by Jonah Desneux December 9, 2020 Print Reviews

The superhero genre gets darker in Adam Egypt Mortimer’s newest feature Archenemy. To get out of a world of hyper-violent crime, two teenagers partner with a drunken man who claims to be a superhero from another dimension.

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‘Dear Santa’: A Heartfelt Love Letter to Christmas

by Christian Ramos December 9, 2020 Print Reviews

‘Dear Santa’ examines Santa’s helpers, hundreds of volunteers and postal workers who make sure the letters to the Big Guy become Christmas wishes to remember.

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Stick Around for ‘Another Round’

by Warren Cantrell December 3, 2020 Print Reviews

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’ Rings True

by Warren Cantrell November 18, 2020 Print Reviews

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

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If Hallmark & Bruce Willis Had A Baby, You’d Get ‘Fatman’

by Jonah Desneux November 10, 2020 Print Reviews

Its only fitting to end with weird year with the possibly the weirdest Christmas movie of all time. Fatman answers the age old question of “What if Santa was actually badass?” Gibson and Goggins star in the bloody Christmas epic.

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‘The Dark and the Wicked’ Has a Surplus of the Former, and Deficit of the Latter

by Warren Cantrell November 4, 2020 Print Reviews

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

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New Doc Showcases the Monster Cult of 1987’s ‘The Monster Squad’

by Nick Spacek October 27, 2020 Print Reviews

Director Andre Gower’s effusive documentary, ‘Wolfman’s Got Nards,’ about the 1987 cult horror flick ‘The Monster Squad’—which he starred in as a kid—will please die-hards.

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‘I Am Greta’ Is Direct Cinema Done Right

by Jonah Desneux October 23, 2020 Print Reviews

I Am Greta touches on the rise in popularity of Swedish Teenage activist Greta Thunberg. Showing the highs and the lows of Thunberg’s activism on climate change, the film takes audiences on an inspiring emotional rollercoaster.

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‘Synchronic’ Has Interesting Ideas But A Half-Baked Plot

by Jonah Desneux October 23, 2020 Print Reviews

‘Synchronic’ starts as a mind-bending psychedelic mystery and turns into a bland showcase of the scientific method in action. Anthony Mackie is good as the leading man, but he can’t save the lackluster script by himself.

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Niiiiiice…’Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’ is Everything You’d Expect and More

by Warren Cantrell October 22, 2020 Print Reviews

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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