American Animals review

‘American Animals’ Review: A Quasi-True Story of An Audacious Art Heist

June 4, 2018

(This review originally ran during our coverage of the Sundance Film Festival. American Animals is in select theaters today.) Heist movies are all about setting up the illusion of clockwork precision, but every good heist film features at least one scene where the job goes horribly wrong – and the great ones often dive into […]

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Fahrenheit 451 review

‘Fahrenheit 451’ Review: An Adaptation With Some Heat, But Not Enough Fire

June 4, 2018

Ray Bradbury’s 1953 dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 gets a slick, stylish update for the Trump era courtesy of 99 Homes director Ramin Bahrani. On the surface, taking Bradbury’s book about the suppression of knowledge and setting it firmly in a world that seems to be crafted in the image of Donald Trump makes sense, and […]

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Upgrade Review

‘Upgrade’ Review: A Gory, Wild and Clever Hybrid of Sci-fi, Action, and Horror

June 4, 2018

(This review originally ran during our coverage of the SXSW Film Festival. Upgrade is in theaters today.) Leigh Whannell’s latest film Upgrade is one of the most strikingly invigorated sci-fi watches I’ve been awestruck by in quite some time. I’m talking *hard* sci-fi, with callbacks to anything from eXistenZ to The Matrix to Minority Report. […]

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deadpool 2 spoiler review

‘Deadpool 2’ Spoiler Review: Better Than the First Film in Every Way

June 4, 2018

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: David Leitch’s surprisingly funny Deadpool 2.) “This is a family film,” Deadpool tells us early on in Deadpool 2. It is, of course, a joke […]

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Solo A Star Wars Story Spoiler Review

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Spoiler Review: A Hollow Heist Adventure That’s a Damn Entertaining Ride

June 4, 2018

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: Ron Howard‘s exciting but hollow prequel Solo: A Star Wars Story.) Han Solo is one of the most beloved characters in the Star […]

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noblemen review

‘Noblemen’ Review: A Cautionary Tale of Cruelty and Violence [New York Indian Film Festival]

June 4, 2018

The New York Indian Film Festival played host to several Shakespeare adaptations this year. Among them were Bornilla Chatterjee’s The Hungry and Abhaya Simha’s Paddayi, relatively direct transpositions of Titus Andronicus and Macbeth, though unassuming upland bullying drama Noblemen decided to use the Bard more obliquely: as a moral backdrop for its twisted tale. Set […]

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Review: Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Beguiled’ is a Powerhouse Adaptation

July 4, 2017

In less than 20 years, and with five feature films under her belt, filmmaker Sofia Coppola has amassed a rather small but powerful slate of motion pictures. Small though it is, her filmography is a charged batch of feminist expression that tells the world she isn’t ready to unleash her next expression until she is […]

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Review: Edgar Wright’s ‘Baby Driver’ is an Act of Clockwork Precision

July 4, 2017

The British writer-director behind the “Three Flavours Cornetto” trilogy – consisting of Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World’s End (2013) – and also the director behind 2010’s Scott Pilgrim vs the World, Edgar Wright, is known for his unique, kinetic, energetic cinematic style. Unlike most comedy directors working today, Wright […]

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Horror Channel FrightFest 2017 announces monstrous 18th year line-up

July 4, 2017

Back in the heart of London’s West End for its 18th ‘adults-only’ anniversary, the world renowned horror and fantasy film festival will take place at the Cineworld Leicester Square and The Prince Charles Cinema from Aug 24 – Aug 28 2017, taking over five screens to present 64 films including 20 World, 22 European and […]

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All Eyez on Me Review

July 4, 2017

Tupac Shakur was someone who I never listened to but had heard of who he was and his popularity as an artist after his death, therefore I had no idea of the detailing of the events of his career. I’d say I was the ideal target audience for All Eyez on Me as well as […]

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THE BIG SICK (2017)

July 4, 2017

Greetings again from the darkness. Those of us who tend to avoid Hollywood Romantic Comedies honestly have nothing against them in theory (no really, it’s true). The problems with the genre stem from (years of) cringe-inducing clichés, story structure re-treads, and inane dialogue – all of which is usually accompanied by acting that comes across […]

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Despicable Me 3 – Movie Review

July 4, 2017

Gru is back, and this time he meets his twin brother Dru. Here are my thoughts on Despicable Me 3!

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