Film Review: Dragged Across Concrete

S. Craig Zahler’s latest film Dragged Across Concrete is uncomfortable yet often enthralling viewing.  Two cops get suspended from the police force for using excessive force. The pair decide to descend into the criminal underworld in order to get compensation, but the payday is anything but simple… Ostensibly a crime thriller, with a two hour thirty-nine minute run time, Dragged […]

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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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