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CANDYMAN Review – Gory But Thought-Provoking Horror

Staci Layne Wilson’s Candyman review says filmmakers Nia DaCosta and Jordan Peele bring fresh blood to an old trope. Director Nia DaCosta’s Candyman reimagining has been called a “spiritual sequel” to the 1992 film of the same name, and that it is. While it sticks to the stuff horror fans loved about the original—a vengeful,…

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THE NIGHT HOUSE Review—Too Many Unanswered Questions

Staci Layne Wilson’s The Night House review says the story of a new widow haunted by memories of her husband may be a bit too slow and complicated. Teacher Beth (Rebecca Hall) is a woman dealing with the sudden suicide of her architect husband Owen (Evan Jonigkeit), whom she senses has come back from the grave to…

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THE GREEN KNIGHT Review – Evergreen or Sword-and-Sorcery Routine?

Staci Layne Wilson’s The Green Knight review says Dev Patel’s latest epic is a visual stunner but has limited appeal. The 14th century epic poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight was once a lesser-known Arthurian legend, but thanks to a 1920’s translation by the legendary fantasy author J.R.R. Tolkien, and its subsequent adaptations for the…

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LISEY’S STORY Review — It’s a Long One!

Staci Layne Wilson’s Lisey’s Story review tells you what to expect from Apple TV+’s newest limited series based on a bestselling Stephen King novel. The luminous Julianne Moore plays the title character in Lisey’s Story — he is the recent widow of a celebrated and successful Maine-based novelist, Scott Landon (Clive Owen). Since this limited series is…

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THE CONJURING: THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT Review – Supernatural Chills

Staci Layne Wilson’s The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It review says the third entry in the supernatural saga of Ed and Lorraine Warren is worth a peek for horror fans. Paranormal power couple Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga) dive into one of their most sensational assignments when they take the Devil…

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TENET Review — a Time Travel Thriller with a Spy Flick Twist

In her Tenet review, Staci Layne Wilson says director Christopher Nolan shows why he’s the master of sci-fi. Definitely worth seeing on the big screen if you dare. Writer-director Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk) used to be known for his mind-bending, time-twisting brain-busters (think: Memento and The Prestige) – then he scored the Superman and Batman franchises…

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UNHINGED Review — Keep Your Eyes on the Road… and on This Movie!

In her Unhinged review, Staci Layne Wilson says Russell Crowe is a scary, smart villain in this road rage thriller. Tom Hunter (Russell Crowe) is disturbed. Within the first few minutes of Unhinged, he kills his ex-wife and her lover, pops pills, sweats bullets, and sets a house on fire. As he’s fleeing the scene…

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THE RENTAL Review – Killer Views

In her The Rental review, film critic Staci Layne Wilson says Dave Franco’s latest is an ably-directed thriller with a thick and moody atmosphere. At the beginning of The Rental, we meet 20-somethings Mina (Sheila Vand, Snowpiercer) and Charlie (Dan Stevens, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga) just as they are oohing and ahhing online…

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ELVIS FROM OUTER SPACE Review – A Whacky Space Oddity

Critic Staci Layne Wilson’s Elvis From Outer Space review says only Presley fanatics and B-movie mavens will have “burning love” for this one. Elvis has left the planet in this corny but heartfelt low-budget space oddity, Elvis From Outer Space. I mean, you’ve got to know you’re not getting 2001: A Space Odyssey with this…

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GORDON LIGHTFOOT: IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND Review – An Intimate Documentary About a Canadian Treasure

Critic Staci Layne Wilson’s Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind review says the film will satisfy fans and have a new generation falling in love with this singer-songwriter. Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind starts with a cinematic slap in the face. The gaunt, cigarette-smoking 80-year-old singer-songwriter unabashedly cusses out one of his…

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