May 27, 2017
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'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

Alien: Covenant Review

The Fassbender principle

Movie Reviews It doesn’t take much to get me to suspend disbelief in sci-fi—I want to be on that new planet or in that ship—but you’ve gotta try.  ... More

May 19, 2017 by Matt Grubs

'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

'Risk' Review

A challenging glimpse at a flawed modern icon

Movie Reviews Wikileaks founder Julian Assange remains a calculated mystery, even after filmmaker Laura Poitras’ eye-opening documentary Risk, a grim look at the man himself covering Wikileaks’ rise to prominence before Assange’s descent. ... More

May 03, 2017 by Alex De Vore

'The War at Home' Review

Movie Reviews Though it’s been nearly 40 years since the initial release of The War at Home in 1979, this close look at the domestic protest efforts waged during the Vietnam War rings as relevant as ever.
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May 03, 2017 by Alex De Vore

'My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea' Review

Movie Reviews With no shortage of memoir-esque graphic novels on the circuit, comic artist/animator Dash Shaw brings the gestalt to the big screen, albeit in a wildly exaggerated fashion.
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April 26, 2017 by Alex De Vore

'Free Fire' Review

Movie Reviews Sans setup or messy character development, Free Fire drops the audience right into the story of an improbable meetup between dudes looking to buy guns and the dudes who have the guns.
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April 26, 2017 by Julie Ann Grimm

Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back Review

Art provocateur forges his own path to enlightenment

Movie Reviews Amid the admiration and admonishment of Maurizio Cattelan’s career hides the resolute reality of the artist’s unlikely and unconventional achievements in a manufactured and manipulated world.
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April 19, 2017 by Kendall Mac

Ghost in the Shell Review

A major disappointment

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

April 04, 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

Beauty and the Beast Review

Porcelain patriarchy’s latest portrayal of Stockholm syndrome success story

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March 17, 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
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