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Three Billboards

Review: THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is Sometimes Busy, Mostly Brilliant

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Martin McDonagh's new examination of misery cloaked in gallows humor, is his biggest, most ambitious picture yet. The cast...
Mudbound

Review: MUDBOUND is a Towering Achievement, and a Breakthrough for Netflix

Mudbound is a staggering work of art, and an engrossing story about the harsh realities of Jim Crow's Mississippi. It is an emotional, unforgiving...
78/52

REVIEW: ’78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene’ a Detailed Look at a Watershed...

Alfred Hitchcock's thriller Psycho landed like a cinematic atomic bomb in 1960, shocking audiences and changing the face of film forever. On a micro...
1922

REVIEW: Netflix’s ‘1922’, Another Stephen King Adaptation, is a Chilling Pastoral...

Stephen King is, once again, dominating the pop culture landscape, mostly for the better (as is the case with IT and Gerald's Game), sometimes...
Brawl in Cell Block 99

REVIEW: ‘Brawl in Cell Block 99’ is Here to Kick Your...

Brawl in Cell Block 99, S. Craig Zahler's new blood-soaked pulp crime thriller, isn't interested in your sociopolitical ideals. It is here to offend...
The Blackcoat's Daughter

Review: ‘The Blackcoat’s Daughter’ Is Another Crafty Horror Flick From A24

A24 continues its consistent run of quality, low-key horror films with The Blackcoat's Daughter. Oz Perkins' unsettling, hypnotizing movie is a slow burn collage of...
King Kong

In Defense Of The Weird, Over-Sexed, Over-Cooked ‘King Kong’ (1976)

It made all the sense in the world to remake King Kong in 1976. The original changed the face of cinema, sure, but it...
Don't Kill It

Review: Dolph Lundgren is A Mississippi Demon Hunter in B-Movie Gore-Fest...

Don't Kill It thrives on its B-movie bloodlust, a midnight drive-in flick that hits almost all the right schlocky notes. It's brutal, it's nihilistic, it's having...
Bill Paxton

Forgotten Films Archive: ‘One False Move’ (1992), and The Crucial Humanity...

Bill Paxton's unexpected passing has people sifting through the diverse actors' filmography, and many might not realize just how busy the guy was through his...
The Girl with All the Gifts

Review: ‘The Girl with All the Gifts’ Proves The Zombie Genre...

The Girl with All the Gifts is a mashup of countless dystopian sci-fi movies, zombie thrillers, survivalist stories, the references as numerous as the...
Road to The Well

Indie Review: ‘Road to The Well’ a Crafty Noir With Echoes...

Road to The Well is a small neo-noir from writer/director Jon Cvak, and a deliciously mean-spirited thriller in the vein of the Coen Brothers'...
The Adventure Club

Review: ‘The Adventure Club’ An Homage Fest That Spins Its Wheels

The Adventure Club is a crafty little family film that cobbles together familiar elements from dozens of popular movies. It's an earnest attempt at...
Dead Calm

Forgotten Films Archive: ‘Dead Calm’ (1989), and The Gleeful Psychosis of...

Dead Calm introduced American audiences - at least the few who saw it back in 1989 - to blossoming superstar Nicole Kidman. The Aussie...
Come and Find Me

REVIEW: ‘Come and Find Me’ Can’t Find Itself

Since Breaking Bad ended a few years ago, Aaron Paul has been struggling to find his footing on the big screen, scuffling through forgettable...
Bringing Out the Dead

Forgotten Films Archive: ‘Bringing Out the Dead’ (1999), the Best of...

Every great filmmaker with enough time and experience under their belt has a considerable selection of, for lack of a better term, "B-sides." Scattered...
Die Hard 2

Reappraising ‘Die Hard 2’, John McClane’s Other Christmas Adventure

Die Hard 2 makes no sense even existing.Of course the sequel to John McTiernan's groundbreaking 1988 action masterpiece makes perfect sense from a bottom...
Judgment Night

Forgotten Films Archive: The Lean Precision and Surprise of ‘Judgment Night’

From the opening credits, set to the quirky off-kilter sounds of Teenage Fanclub and De La Soul's "Fallin'", Stephen Hopkins' Judgment Night sets itself...
Cape Fear

25 Years Ago, Martin Scorsese’s ‘Cape Fear’ Unleashed a Monster

His body seems sculpted out of stone, littered with biblical tattoos telling of vengeance and justice. After 14 years in prison for rape, Max...
In a Valley of Violence

REVIEW: ‘In a Valley of Violence’ is a Disappointing Misfire

Something is seriously amiss about the aesthetics in Ti West's new low-fi Western, In a Valley of Violence. And the story doesn't help out...

‘The Fisher King’ at 25: Terry Gilliam’s Masterpiece is More Resonant...

Terry Gilliam has given us a handful of terrific, eclectic films throughout his decades-long career, but none with as much emotional depth and love...
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