July 28, 2017

'The Hero' Review

Sam Elliott’s finest hour

Movie Reviews Sam Elliott gives what may just be the performance of his career in The Hero, a painful yet ultimately hopeful look into the side effects of fading stardom and the hard knocks of aging.
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June 28, 2017 by Alex De Vore

'Chasing Trane' Review

Jazz for the ages

Movie Reviews Featuring the friends, family and famous fans of John Coltrane (read: Bill Clinton and John Densmore of The Doors fame), the documentary Chasing Trane follows the celebrated jazz man from “country bumpkin” to full-on legend.
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June 21, 2017 by Lauren Thompson

Terminal USA Review

“Oh my god, this is too weird.”

Movie Reviews There’s no easy way to describe Terminal USA. Sure, it fits the “punk rock, soap opera comedy” that it’s often credited as, but it’s really much, much more than that. ... More

June 23, 2017 by Lauren Thompson

'Band Aid' Review

Movie Reviews Band Aid is a meditative look at the drudgery of relationships, the loss of one’s passions and the valuable idea that failing can be perceived more productively as growth. ... More

June 14, 2017 by Alex De Vore

'Wonder Woman' Review

Movie Reviews The long-overdue Wonder Woman film is an origin story that doesn’t shrink from the beauty or brawn of a hero in whom the parallels of ancient mythology and modern superhero fiction become literal.
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June 07, 2017 by Neil Morris

The Mummy Review

Who's the real monster here?

Movie Reviews Where do we even begin in dismantling any far-fetched high hopes for a quality reboot? ... More

June 09, 2017 by Alex De Vore

'Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent' Review

A chef for all seasons

Movie Reviews Those who haven’t ravenously pursued the history of food can be forgiven for never having heard of Jeremiah Tower but, fact is, he’s a titan in the culinary world known to everyone from Batali to Bourdain, Stewart and beyond.
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June 07, 2017 by Alex De Vore

'L’attesa' Review

Movie Reviews When a young French woman named Jeanne (Lou de Laâge) travels to visit her boyfriend in Sicily, she instead finds his mother, Anna (Juliette Binoche of The English Patient), who is reeling from the recent loss of a family member.
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May 31, 2017 by Alex De Vore

'Obit' Review

Movie Reviews Inside a brittle folder in a metal filing cabinet in an overstuffed room, there’s evidence that journalists had been preparing for her death since 1931.
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May 31, 2017 by Julie Ann Grimm

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Review

Damn, it feels good to be a pirate

Movie Reviews Johnny Depp and crew are back as Captain Jack Sparrow and a bunch of bafflingly yet inextricably linked seafaring types. ... More

May 25, 2017 by Alex De Vore

'The Commune' Review

Movie Reviews The fragility of aging relationships takes center stage in The Commune, a tense vision of 1970’s Denmark that manages to tell an honestly painful love story through unconventional yet believable means.
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May 24, 2017 by Alex De Vore

'Norman' Review

Movie Reviews Norman Oppenheimer might have the same last name as SantaFamous philanthropists and the guy who gets the credit for facilitating the atomic bomb up there in Los Alamos, but his life apparently had fewer headline accomplishments. ... More

May 17, 2017 by Julie Ann Grimm

'Dead Awake' Review

Don’t move a muscle

Movie Reviews Final Destination scribe Jeffrey Reddick returns to his horror roots with 2016’s Dead Awake, a wildly mediocre look at laughably archaic explanations surrounding sleep paralysis played out in the modern day.
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May 17, 2017 by Alex De Vore

'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2' Review

The perfect summer movie

Movie Reviews In a sea of ultra-serious films based on comic books, melodrama fatigue becomes a serious concern. Thank goodness then for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. ... More

May 04, 2017 by Alex De Vore

Hounds of Love Review

Movie Reviews Whispered horror stories about what happens when angsty teen girls get into cars with strangers become harrowing, vivid screams in this Australian work of fiction.
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May 10, 2017 by Julie Ann Grimm
 
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