2019

There’s a great need for the occasional bright-eyed, positive-message bit of trash cinema that is ‘The VelociPastor.’

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‘The VelociPastor’ is all cheap thrills without the fun: proof that life doesn’t always “find a way.”

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‘The Nightingale’ has hit theaters and sparked much discussion due to its graphic nature. I spoke with the film’s lead actress Aisling Franciosi to find out what it was like playing such an intense character and what she deems the importance of the film.

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Three fine actresses are not enough to rule this mediocre drama.

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All told, Ode to Joy is a darn good time, making the most out of a wild premise without ever veering too far off into mockery or slapstick.

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Tilman Singer’s ‘Luz’ is a brilliant debut. It manages to be two things simultaneously. It’s most prominently the sort of film which makes you excited for the future with what it does on such a small budget and scale.

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‘Sword of Trust’ is a fun, funny, and touching trifle with well-painted characters and a surprising amount of insight into modern myth-making

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[Rating: Rock Fist Way Up] I’ll get straight to the point, I loved The Farewell. It’s about once a year a film comes along and makes me audibly cry in theaters, impacting me somehow in a personal nature, and this seems to be this year’s winner. Directed by Lulu Wang, the story is inspired by “a true lie” (signaled […]

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Nicolas Cage stars as an ex-mob enforcer recently released from prison, out for revenge on his former boss. But does he give that classic Nic Cage performance?

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A slow-burn postmodern western-noir thriller with just a tad more style than substance, Into the Ashes delivers when it needs to.

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If the kids drag you to ‘The Lion King’ this weekend, at least see it in IMAX.

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‘Framing John DeLorean’ is a hybrid documentary that raises questions on John DeLorean’s life and cinema itself. The film isn’t perfect but the ambition of the project makes for a fascinating watch.

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‘The Fall of the American Empire’ is an original film with an important message. The bland characterizations and plot motives however prevent it from being the great film it could be.

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Fun ride, but I can’t give you five stars. 

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Toni Morrison tells all in this stellar and deeply profound documentary.

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