Unswayed
Posted 8 hours ago

'The Song of Sway Lake' is a harmless trifle of a film about the weight of memory as seen through the prism of wistful longing.

‘The Song of Sway Lake’ is Out of Tune
The Good Wife?
Posted 5 days ago

In 'The Wife' Glenn Close delivers a strong performance - a wife on the end of her ropes destined to let go of all the secrets she and her husband…

‘The Wife’ Stands By Her Man
'Mandy' Un-Caged
Posted 6 days ago

'Mandy' is a blood-spattered, acid-dosed fever dream of a film that takes far too long to rev up, but never lets its foot off the pedal when it does.

‘Mandy’ and the Ultimate Cage Match
Naked Drama
Posted 3 weeks ago

Ostensibly a tale about long-distance romance, 'Juliet, Naked' boasts strong performances and an introspective charm.

‘Juliet, Naked’ Needs No Cover
Man's Best Friend
Posted 1 month ago

[Rating: Solid Rock Fist Up] 2018, in the Chinese calendar marks the year of the dog. Those ever loyal, ever fun loving pets that stick by our side and make…

The Year of the Dog in ‘Alpha’
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‘Ready Play One’ hits all the nostalgia feels

by Tim English March 31, 2018 Print Reviews
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Ready Player One is packed with enough nostalgic, nerdgasm-enducing, magical pop culture goodies to forgive the uneven message and the one-dimensional, cliched characters.

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‘Wilde Salomé’ Swims Upstream

by Warren Cantrell March 30, 2018 Print Reviews
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Wild Salomé is a meditation on obsession, both in its subject, but also by way of the form of artistic expression itself.

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‘Passion of Joan of Arc’ Criterion Blu-ray has the Power to Stun

by Eric Melin March 25, 2018 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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If you’ve never seen ‘The Passion of Joan of Arc,’ you’re probably wondering what all the fuss is about. Simply put, this 1928 landmark still has the power to stun today. The Criterion Blu-ray is a must-have.

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‘I Kill Giants’ Doesn’t Inspire the Way its Built To

by Christian Ramos March 22, 2018 Print Reviews

‘I Kill Giants’ finds young Barbara preparing to face her demons in the form of mile-high giants roaming the earth.

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‘The Death of Stalin’ Is One Big Communist Party

by Warren Cantrell March 22, 2018 Print Reviews

A political farce of the highest caliber, ‘The Death of Stalin’ is equal parts funny and terrifying.

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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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