Stays on the rails
Posted 5 days ago

The Commuter is predictable at times and doesn't dig deep enough into some of the interesting philosophical questions, but it's a pretty decent little action thriller.

‘The Commuter’ manages to stay on the rails
Important, but Toothless
Posted 7 days ago

For my money The Post is the biggest waste of potential of the year and the new ultimate signifier of how much Spielberg has fallen as an artist. Never before…

Important but Toothless, ‘The Post’ Lacks Bite
Not Fake News
Posted 8 days ago

Spielberg's newest feature champions freedom of the press at a time when we need it the most.

‘The Post’ is Anything But Fake News
Post to Post Mediocrity
Posted 9 days ago

The right movie for the right moment directed by the right man at the wrong time, The Post has a lot of interesting things to say, yet often gets in…

Spielberg Coasts With ‘The Post’
I, Tonya, You Nancy
Posted 14 days ago

She might not have the expensive clothes and refined tastes of the other skaters, but her attitude, bearing, and the company she keeps is what will ultimately sink her. The…

‘I, Tonya’ Sticks Its Landing
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A Preview of Screenland’s Arts and Crafts Film + Beer Festival

by Christian Ramos August 23, 2017 Print Reviews
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The following films are going to be showing at the 5th Annual Arts and Crafts Film + Beer Festival at Screenland Armour. The festival runs August 25th-31st. Tickets can be purchased at their website by clicking here! [Rating: Rock Fist Way Down]  I don’t normally think this, but Temple directed by Michael Barrett is a [...]

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‘Wind River’ a tight suspense thriller

by Tim English August 22, 2017 Print Reviews
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[Rating: Solid Rock Fist Up] I love going into a movie, knowing next to nothing about it and being completely sucked into the story and dragged through the mystery as if I was a character along for the ride. Wind River is exactly the type of a slow burn, mystery thriller I need every year [...]

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‘Logan Lucky’ is just ‘Oceans Eleven’ for dummies

by Tim English August 22, 2017 Print Reviews
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You ever wonder what Oceans 11 would have been like if it had been led by dumb ass hicks? The answer is surprisingly and disappointingly tedious.

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It’s Good Grief in ‘Paint it Black’

by Christian Ramos August 18, 2017 Print Reviews

‘Paint it Black’ is the directorial debut of actress Amber Tamblyn, and deals with the loss of loved ones in this grief-stricken drama.

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There’s Something Sinister Happening in ‘The Vault’

by Christian Ramos August 17, 2017 Print Reviews

This is no dog day afternoon when a bank robbery turns deadly in ‘The Vault’.

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Childhood Dreams Come True in ‘Dave Made a Maze’

by Christian Ramos August 17, 2017 Print Reviews

‘Dave Made a Maze’ explores what happens when a little imagination turns into the adventure of a lifetime.

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Netflix’s ‘Icarus’ a Thrilling Documentary with Scary Relevance

by Eric Melin August 13, 2017 Print Reviews

‘Icarus’ is a thrilling, frighteningly relevant documentary that may go a long way toward explaining the danger of any state propaganda machine.

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‘Turn it Around: The Story of East Bay Punk’ Documents an Important Scene

by Eric Melin August 12, 2017 Print Reviews
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Turn it Around: The Story of East Bay Punk’s real triumph is that it tells a cohesive story out of so many jagged parts, and does it with an energy that was reflective of that special moment in time.

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13th Century Story Gets 21st Century Treatment in ‘Pilgrimage’

by Warren Cantrell August 11, 2017 Print Reviews
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Pilgrimage does a fine job side-stepping expectations and injects some 21st century life into a 13th century story.

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Criterion restores lost classic ‘The Breaking Point’ on Blu-ray

by Eric Melin August 10, 2017 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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These features and this restoration of Michael Curtiz’s The Breaking Point make a great case for this overlooked film joining the discussion of classic-era Hollywood all-timers.

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EMOTIONAL AFTERSHOCKS ABOUND IN ‘AFTER LOVE’

by Warren Cantrell August 9, 2017 Print Reviews
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After Love transcends culture and language to tell a story that is as universal as the very concept of love itself. Come for the drama, stay for the humanity: it’s worth it.

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‘Detroit’ reflects our country’s racial divide

by Tim English August 4, 2017 Print Reviews
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‘Detroit’ is a good film that relays an important story that sadly hammers home how little things have change and how far we have to in our battle with racism. Playing out like an expensive reenactment of the tragedy, though, it feels like there is too much story for a feature film.

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‘LANDLINE’ FAILS TO CONNECT

by Warren Cantrell August 4, 2017 Print Reviews
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For non-New Yorkers looking for something more than just a car-wash-style march through the sitcom talking points of young adulthood and infidelity, ‘Landline’ might come off as somewhat lacking.

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‘FUN MOM DINNER’ SERVES UP THE LAUGHS

by Warren Cantrell August 4, 2017 Print Reviews
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‘Fun Mom Dinner’ knows what it wants to do, and goes after it with a fearless attitude and hard-R-rating sensibilities.

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Criterion Blu-ray Illuminates Tarkvoksy’s Challenging, Deliberate ‘Stalker’

by Eric Melin July 28, 2017 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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Stalker, released originally in 1979, is a challenging piece of cinema. It’s a lengthy, talky quest for meaning, punctuated by long takes and huge moments of silence.

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