April 24, 2017
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'Little Boxes' Review

Big questions, small protagonist

Movie Reviews The latest directorial effort from Rob Meyer (Aquarium) follows a non-traditional narrative of a biracial pre-teen coming of age in a predominantly white neighborhood.
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April 12, 2017 by Kendall Mac

'The Blackcoat’s Daughter' Review

Shipka shines, the rest feels flat

Movie Reviews The introspective, perhaps more socially conscious “new wave horror” movement in cinema has achieved some pretty killer results (what’s up, It Follows?!), but generally speaking, the tone and pacing of such movies can err toward the tedious. ... More

March 29, 2017 by Alex De Vore

Ghost in the Shell Review

A major disappointment

Movie Reviews Strap in for yet another blockbuster blunder.  ... More

April 04, 2017 by Kendall Mac

'Life' Review

Just like 1979’s Alien but with less Sigourney Weaver

Movie Reviews Director Daniel Espinosa’s new science fiction thriller follows six absurdly attractive astronauts attempting to control a celestial life-form.  ... More

March 24, 2017 by Kendall Mac

'My Scientology Movie' Review: Not Deep Enough

British filmmaker kinda-sorta looks into the sci-fi religion

Movie Reviews British writer/producer/filmmaker Louis Theroux’s look into the church of Scientology could have been fascinating.
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March 15, 2017 by Alex De Vore

Beauty and the Beast Review

Porcelain patriarchy’s latest portrayal of Stockholm syndrome success story

Movie Reviews Is your masculinity feeling fragile?  ... More

March 17, 2017 by Kendall Mac

'Kong: Skull Island' Review

Movie Reviews The most recent Hollywood take on the giant ape himself, King Kong, should have left us with a monstrous hunger for more. ... More

March 15, 2017 by Julie Ann Grimm

'Off the Rails' Review

Movie Reviews On paper, Darius McCollum is the kind of repeat offender that our crime-and-punishment elected officials want to use as reason for harsher sentences. He’s been arrested 19 times and has served more than 30 years behind bars.
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March 15, 2017 by Julie Ann Grimm

'Logan' Review: Bye-Bye, Wolvie

Hugh Jackman’s final SCHNIKT!

Movie Reviews While this is really the bajillionth in a series of long, sometimes-overproduced and complicated tales in the X-Men franchise, it’s true that you don’t really need a lot of backstory to follow along. ... More

March 08, 2017 by Julie Ann Grimm

'Get Out' Review: Shattered Expectations

Jordan Peele conquers the horror world

Movie Reviews Much of the draw of Get Out is in seeing its writer/director Jordan Peele (of legendary comedy duo Key and Peele) strike out of the genre for which he’s known.
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Feb. 28, 2017 by Alex De Vore

'Kedi' Review

Movie Reviews The camera moves along the ancient streets of Istanbul, following a particularly adorable orange cat. Diners at streetside cafés hand over treats. Passersby respectfully step around her.
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March 01, 2017 by Alex De Vore

I Am Not Your Negro Review: Required Viewing

The words of James Baldwin are needed as much as ever

Movie Reviews You’d never know it was Samuel L Jackson reading the words from activist and writer James Baldwin’s unfinished work, Remember This House, in the new documentary I Am Not Your Negro, but it mostly works. The downside, of course, is that Baldwin’ ... More

Feb. 15, 2017 by Alex De Vore

'Staying Vertical' Review: Merde! Ce film suce

Movie Reviews It’s slightly jarring that Staying Vertical just sort of starts out of nowhere, even more so when it jumps from scene to scene in a loosely structured series of vignettes tied to one another by a main character and seemingly little else. ... More

Feb. 08, 2017 by Alex De Vore

The Founder Review: We’re Really Only Kind of Likin’ It

The true story of McDonald’s sounds exciting, but mostly isn’t

Movie Reviews Everyone has eaten at a McDonald’s at least once, but the actual story of how the mega-chain came to exist within a few miles of wherever you happen to be right now is slightly darker than the family-friendly style they’re selling.
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Jan. 25, 2017 by Alex De Vore

'The Salesman' Review: Slowest of the Slow

Death of an attention span

Movie Reviews Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation) has been the recipient of much praise for his newest movie, The Salesman, but it’s difficult to understand why.
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Feb. 01, 2017 by Alex De Vore
 

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