No Flat Notes
Posted 5 days ago

'Hearts Beat Loud' is a candid, sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking look at what it's like to grow up as a young woman when you’ve lost your mother and your father…

No flat notes in ‘Hearts Beat Loud’
Mostly Incredible Again
Posted 6 days ago

'Incredibles 2' sports inventive choreography, amazing animation detail, and stylish production design that beg to be seen on the big screen. It's recycled main conflict is the only thing keeping…

‘Incredibles 2′ Amplifies Everything From Predecessor, Mostly for Better
Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend
Posted 11 days ago

'Ocean's 8' provides thrills and delight in this new heist film with an all-star cast that even you would be okay stealing from you.

‘Ocean’s 8′ Is A Good Old-Fashioned Heist Thriller
Susu Susucks
Posted 14 days ago

Hampered by characters that don’t make a lot of sense, a story that is a predictable, convoluted mess, and acting that wouldn’t pass muster in a traveling U.S.O. company, 'Susu'…

SIFF 2018: ‘Susu’ Movie Review
Survival on the High Seas
Posted 18 days ago

'Adrift' finds two lovers stranded in the Pacific Ocean with only their love, stamina and a damaged boat keeping them alive.

‘Adrift’ Barely Stays Afloat
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Bland script leaves ‘Tomb Raider’ empty

by Tim English March 19, 2018 Print Reviews
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Tomb Raider’s action is pretty sweet and Alicia Vikander is great, but the script is so cliched and boring, it’s oddly disappointing even for a movie based on a video game.

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Simon Says, ‘Love, Simon’

by Christian Ramos March 15, 2018 Print Reviews

A love story for those wanting to find themselves, ‘Love, Simon’ hits right at the heartstrings.

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‘Josie’ Is No Pussycat

by Warren Cantrell March 15, 2018 Print Reviews
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Now playing at Screenland at Tapcade, this twisted Lolita-ish neo-noir stars Sophie Turner from ‘Game of Thrones.’

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Confessing the Sins of ‘The Forgiven’

by Warren Cantrell March 15, 2018 Print Reviews

‘The Forgiven’ adds up to a disjointed, confused, technically deficient movie with uneven acting laid over subject matter that leaves little room for error.

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‘Wrinkle in Time’ needs a few things ironed out

by Tim English March 12, 2018 Print Reviews
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A Wrinkle in Time looks and feels more like a cheesy 80s network movie-of-the-week than it does a big-budget Hollywood movie.

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‘Red Sparrow’ is a Red Herring

by Christian Ramos March 1, 2018 Print Reviews

Even if the ‘Red Sparrow’ trailer says you’ll be guessing until the very, very end, the only thing you’ll likely guess is how much more you have to endure.

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No Need to Wax Nostalgic For ‘Nostalgia’

by Warren Cantrell February 28, 2018 Print Reviews

Opening Friday, Nostalgia is an assembled collection of self-important, thousand-yard-stare monologues is a sophomoric meditation on the fleeting nature of existence.

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‘Annihilation’ all shimmer no substance

by Tim English February 25, 2018 Print Reviews
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Annihilation is fun to look at and shows signs of promise early on, but once the shine wears off, it’s clear there’s no substance below the surface.

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‘Game Night’ wins big with clever script

by Tim English February 23, 2018 Print Reviews
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Game Night is a fun, energetic and relentless comedy that defies all of its own cliches, establishing it as the first great comedy of 2018.

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‘Half Magic’ Is Half Baked

by Warren Cantrell February 22, 2018 Print Reviews
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A bad movie with a lot of heart and a good message, Half Magic is a harmless fable about modern, professional women trying to thrive in a man’s world.

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The ’7 Guardians of the Tomb’ Should Stay Buried

by Warren Cantrell February 21, 2018 Print Reviews
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A lazy collection of clichés with almost no personality and even less of a reason to exist, ’7 Guardians of the Tomb’ is a movie without a soul.

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New ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ Criterion Blu-ray Kills

by Eric Melin February 19, 2018 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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The Criterion Collection has just released a new 4K digital restoration of 1991′s groundbreaking and Oscar-winning The Silence of the Lambs, approved by director of photography Tak Fujimoto, with a 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack. And even though it has been ripped off and parodied a thousand times since then, director Jonathan Demme’s unlikely masterpiece retains all of its spooky charm and upholds its torchbearing reputation for having a strong (and complicated) female lead character.

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Why ‘Black Panther’ Is Just Short of Being a Truly Great Movie

by Simon Williams February 16, 2018 Print Reviews

Black Panther is a massive, grandiose, deep film with tons to talk about and handles most of its ideas with quite a lot of grace. It is also about 45 minutes too short to give a lot of those ideas the time they need to be fully explored and okay I said it. There, you happy?

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‘The Female Brain’ is a Messy Subject

by Christian Ramos February 15, 2018 Print Reviews

‘The Female Brain,’ at Screenland at Tapcade now, makes the topic even more of a labyrinth than it already is.

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‘Poop Talk’ Needs No Courtesy Flush

by Warren Cantrell February 14, 2018 Print Reviews
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Opening this Friday in limited theatrical release and simultaneously on VOD, Poop Talk is a funny exploration of what it means to be a functioning creature on planet Earth that has to excrete something for everything it takes in.

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