Important but Flawed
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The true story of Lakshmibai, the historic Queen of Jhansi who fiercely led her army against the British East India Company in the infamous mutiny of 1857

The Story of ‘The Warrior Queen of Jhansi’ Needs to Be Told…by Someone Else
Reporting on 'The Report'
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'The Report' is an interesting, if somewhat impersonal investigative drama about the CIA's post-9/11 torture program, starring Adam Driver.

‘The Report’ Stumbles, But Isn’t Torture
Shed Sandwich
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The story of a teenager who happens upon a monster living in the shed in his backyard, 'The Shed' plays with some interesting ideas, yet comes up short.

‘Shed’ Sandwich
Mondo Korea
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Watching 'Woman Chasing the Butterfly of Death' unfold on Blu-ray is as close as I've gotten to true insanity in a long while, but it's not like the director just…

Psychotic ‘Woman Chasing the Butterfly of Death’ on Blu-ray
Vampire 'Bliss'
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What's appealing about 'Bliss' is the ride on which Begos takes the viewer, strapping them into the same hellbent train as the protagonist, parceling out the inevitable reveal in a…

New Blu is Vampire ‘Bliss’
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Not Enough Diamonds to Save ‘Lucy in the Sky’

Thumbnail image for Not Enough Diamonds to Save ‘Lucy in the Sky’ by KB Burke October 18, 2019 Print Reviews

Lucy Cola is an astronaut who’s deeply moved by the transcendent experience. She starts to feel too small, as reality slowly unravels.

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‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ is No Wonderful World of Disney

Thumbnail image for ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ is No Wonderful World of Disney by Christian Ramos October 17, 2019 Print Reviews

[Rating: Minor Rock Fist Down] In the past year, Disney has become even more of a cultural powerhouse across the planet than they ever have before. Putting out remakes of old classics, acquiring Fox Studios, creating their own streaming platform, what will stop them? In yet another venture to tap into the nostalgia of whoever the target audience is, […]

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Not So Scary ‘Mary’

Thumbnail image for Not So Scary ‘Mary’ by Jonah Desneux October 12, 2019 Print Reviews

Mary is a about a cursed boat that can’t stay afloat. The horror never hits like it’s intended and it’s obvious the stars don’t give this genre their all.

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Takashi Miike’s loathsome ‘First Love’

Thumbnail image for Takashi Miike’s loathsome ‘First Love’ by Kate Walz October 11, 2019 Print Reviews

‘First Love’ doesn’t measure up to Takashi Miike’s former glory, not even as the Tarantino homage it’s being marketed as.

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Two Wills Don’t Make ‘Gemini Man’ Right

Thumbnail image for Two Wills Don’t Make ‘Gemini Man’ Right by KB Burke October 11, 2019 Print Reviews

Come for Will Smith, stay for the visuals, ignore the diluted story.

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‘Entangled’ not really that twisted

Thumbnail image for ‘Entangled’ not really that twisted by KB Burke October 11, 2019 Print Reviews

Five days of introspection plays more like a novel than a feature film.

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Poe abstraction ‘Harpoon’ is surprisingly effective

Thumbnail image for Poe abstraction ‘Harpoon’ is surprisingly effective by Nick Spacek October 10, 2019 Print Reviews

Three best friends find themselves stranded on a yacht in the middle of the ocean in the effective Poe abstraction ‘Harpoon.’

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‘Desolation Center’ is an Exploration of Punk’s Roots and Connection to “Coachella Culture”

Thumbnail image for ‘Desolation Center’ is an Exploration of Punk’s Roots and Connection to “Coachella Culture” by Warren Cantrell October 7, 2019 Print Reviews

Something of a musical micro-movement hagiography, ‘Desolation Center’ is an engaging history of a very particular scene during a special time and place

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Good Performances Can’t Save ‘Semper Fi’ From A Bad Script

Thumbnail image for Good Performances Can’t Save ‘Semper Fi’ From A Bad Script by Jonah Desneux October 4, 2019 Print Reviews

Semper Fi follows the story of a group of friends who serve in the marine corps in 2005. The film is noble but unfortunately gets too convoluted in the second half.

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Phoenix shines in grueling character study ‘Joker’

Thumbnail image for Phoenix shines in grueling character study ‘Joker’ by Kate Walz October 2, 2019 Print Reviews

Joaquin Phoenix’s brilliant turn in Joker feels like a bait and switch as mental illness takes the stage over Batman canon.

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‘The Day Shall Come’ is a Modern Day Satire Threat

Thumbnail image for ‘The Day Shall Come’ is a Modern Day Satire Threat by KB Burke September 27, 2019 Print Reviews

Based on a hundred true stories… and amusingly satirical.

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Zellweger shines in compassionate Garland biopic ‘Judy’

Thumbnail image for Zellweger shines in compassionate Garland biopic ‘Judy’ by Kate Walz September 27, 2019 Print Reviews

Renée Zellweger is incredible as Judy Garland in moving biopic with Finn Wittrock, Michael Gambon and Jessie Buckley.

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‘Abominable’ all formula, no heart

Thumbnail image for ‘Abominable’ all formula, no heart by Kate Walz September 27, 2019 Print Reviews

The film is a series of ‘let’s escape, oh we made it, let’s have a meaningful moment’ cycles that get pretty tedious.

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“Love, Antosha” a moving tribute to Anton Yelchin

Thumbnail image for “Love, Antosha” a moving tribute to Anton Yelchin by Kate Walz September 27, 2019 Print Reviews

‘Love, Antosha,’ a documentary about late actor Anton Yelchin, gives a multi-dimensional portrait of a talent gone too soon.

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What is “MOMO: The Missouri Monster”?

Thumbnail image for What is “MOMO: The Missouri Monster”? by Nick Spacek September 26, 2019 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews

‘MOMO: The Missouri Monster’ is a fairly fun, low-budget, pseudo-documentary grindhouse homage.

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