• Film Review: The Dead Don’t Die

    Jim Jarmusch’s zombie comedy The Dead Don’t Die is not quite as satisfying as the package suggests. Nevertheless, there is still plenty to enjoy.  Cliff is police chief of the […]

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  • Film Review: Kursk: The Last Mission

    Director Thomas Vinterberg’s Kursk: The Last Mission is a foreboding drama, which offers necessary tension. The film is an engaging watch. In 2000, the Russian Navy conducts an exercise. When […]

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  • Film Review: An Acceptable Loss

    Writer-director Joe Chappelle’s An Acceptable Loss is an usually flat political thriller. Despite good performances and a decent premise, the film fails to engross viewers. When Libby becomes a guest […]

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  • Previews: Oldboy Trailer, Knives Out, More!

    A plethora of forthcoming cinematic attractions, including the Oldboy trailer for the 4k re-release, Knives Out, Spies in Disguise and more… Oldboy Trailer Here is the new Oldboy trailer. Director […]

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  • Film Review: Destination Wedding

    Writer-director Victor Levin’s two-hander relies on the charisma of its protagonists. Destination Wedding works rather well for the most part.  Lindsay is reluctantly attending a destination wedding. She gets talking […]

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  • Film Review: Support The Girls

    Writer-director Andrew Bujalski Support The Girls is a slice of life drama. The film’s endearing protagonist wins out, despite a few shortcomings.  Lisa is the manager of a Hooters-style sports […]

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  • Film Review: The Professor

    Writer-director Wayne Roberts’ The Professor is an uneven comedy drama. The film is not memorable viewing.  After he is diagnosed with terminal cancer, university lecturer Richard must face his own […]

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  • Previews: Ad Astra Poster, The Current War, More!

    Lots to see in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including the new Ad Astra poster, The Current War, Pain And Glory, and more… Ad Astra Poster Here is the […]

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  • Previews: Don’t Look Now Trailer, Ad Astra, More!

    Plenty new and renewed in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including the new Don’t Look Now trailer, Ad Astra, An Acceptable Loss, and more… Don’t Look Now Trailer Here […]

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  • Film Review: Ma

    Octavia Spencer is a riot in director Tate Taylor’s Ma. The thriller is a lot of fun, with a gloriously deranged final act. A group of teenagers in a small […]

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Film Review: Greta

Despite a good cast and a decent premise, Neil Jordan’s Greta frustrates with its host of implausibilities. Although the bombast is welcome, it is not enough to save the film. When Frances finds a handbag left on the subway, she decides to return it to its owner. She returns the handbag to Greta, a lonely widow. The widow strikes up a […]

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Film Review: Red Joan

Trevor Nunn’s mystery drama Red Joan is a broadly entertaining watch, although it is not quite the tense narrative the premise suggests. Joan Stanley, a retired civil servant, is arrested at her home in a surprising turn of events. She is accused of being a spy for Russia following World War II. As the police question her, Joan looks back […]

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Film Review: Pet Sematary

Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer’s adaptation of the Stephen King novel Pet Sematary is atmospheric, tense, and entertaining.  When Louis and his family relocate to rural Maine, they hope for the tranquility of the countryside. However, they discover a mysterious burial ground in the woods of their new property… An adaptation of the Stephen King novel of the same name […]

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Film Review: Lords of Chaos

Director and co-writer Jonas Åkerlund’s Lords of Chaos is grimly entertaining in spite of its flaws.  Euronymous wants to put Norwegian black metal on the map. His quest for success comes at a price however, as he and other members of the band find out… Based on the book of the same name, Lords of Chaos is a rough biopic […]

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Previews: Pet Sematary Clip, Long Shot, More!

Plenty of film-related goodness in this preview of coming attractions, including a new Pet Sematary clip, Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood, Thunder Road and more… Pet Sematary Clip Here is a new Pet Sematary clip. The upcoming film is an adaption of the Stephen King novel, which was previously brought to the silver screen in 1989. This new adaptation […]

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Film Review: Little Italy

Donald Petrie’s Little Italy does not quite fall into the “so bad it’s good” category. Which is a shame, as the film has little going for it.  Nikki and Leo are best friends; their parents run a pizza restaurant together. As adults, their families are rivals. When Nikki comes back to town, feelings materialise between the pair… Little Italy is […]

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Previews: Hellboy Trailer, Pain and Glory, More!

A profusion of films in this week’s preview of coming attractions, including the new Hellboy trailer, Pain and Glory, Mid90s and more… Hellboy Trailer Above is the brand new Hellboy trailer. The film is set in England, where the title character has to take on an ancient sorceress. Hellboy stars David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Daniel Dae Kim, and Sasha Lane. […]

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Film Review: Cold Pursuit

Director Hans Petter Moland’s thriller Cold Pursuit is sufficiently entertaining but ultimately inconsequential.  A man of few words, Nels Coxman is a snowplow driver in a small ski town. When his son is killed, Nels sets about finding those responsible, and enacting his revenge… A remake of the 2014 Norwegian film In Order of Disappearance (also directed by Moland), Cold Pursuit […]

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