JT Leroy review

JT LEROY Review – A Movie Within A Film, A Truth Within A Lie

JT LeRoy review — A surprisingly pedestrian take on a fascinating and elaborate story. Everyone thought androgynous urchin Jeremiah Terminator “JT” LeRoy was a bestselling author in the late 1990s thanks to his heart-wrenching, poignant autobiographical novels “Sarah” and “The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things.” There’s just one problem: JT didn’t exist. He was…

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PET SEMATARY Review – It’s the Cat’s Meow

Pet Sematary review — This resurrection of the 1980’s novel and film adaptation is frightfully good. Based on the bone-chilling horror novel by Stephen King, Pet Sematary follows Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke), his haunted wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz) and their two children, 9-year-old Ellie (Jete Laurence) and toddler Gage (twins Hugo and Lucas Lavoie),…

Fosse/Verdon review

Fosse/Verdon Review – It’s Showtime on FX!

Fosse/Verdon review — Life was not always a cabaret for Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon, but their tango makes for great television. In an eight-episode miniseries spanning five decades, Fosse/Verdon explores the romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse (Sam Rockwell) and Gwen Verdon (Michelle Williams). He is a visionary filmmaker and one of the…

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THE ACT REVIEW — Hulu’s Latest is a Top-Notch True-Crime Thriller

The Act Review — Hulu’s latest offering is based on the ice cold killing of the world’s most famous Munchausen-by-proxy moms. The Act is a Hulu Original miniseries, the first in a “seasonal anthology series that tells startling, stranger-than-fiction true crime stories.” This season tells the tale behind the ice-cold killing of the world’s most…

Velvet Buzzsaw review

VELVET BUZZSAW Review — A Darkly Comedic Fright Flick Based on the Adage: “Art is Dangerous”

In her Velvet Buzzsaw review, critic Staci Layne Wilson says it’s one of the better horror movies she’s seen lately. And it’s oh-so stylish! Velvet Buzzsaw stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, John Malkovich, and Toni Collette as ambitious art aficionados clawing their way to the pinnacle of their profession. This is an empty, air-inflated world…

I am the night review

I AM THE NIGHT Review – Pulp Mystery That Takes Itself Too Seriously

I Am the Night Review — Fun pulpy noir, despite the lack of definitive tone. I’m a true-crime addict—I read all the books, listen to podcasts, and of course watch each and every one of the lurid shows on the Investigation Discovery Channel—so when I heard about TNT’s I Am the Night, I simply had to…

Glass review

GLASS Review – Fragile Story Holds Together, But Just Barely

Staci Layne Wilson’s Glass review says it combines elements from Unbreakable (2000) and Split (2016), then weaves them into something wicked, new and intriguing. Writer-director M. Night Shyamalan has crafted an intriguing if somewhat convoluted tale in Glass, which can best be described as a dark superhero thriller. It combines characters and elements from Unbreakable…

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Destroyer Review – Nicole Kidman is Riveting. The Film? Not So Much

Destroyer Review — Nicole Kidman is the wrecking ball in this otherwise tedious, drawn-out drama. Director Karyn Kusama knows how to pack a punch—she broke out in a big way years ago with her indie debut Girlfight. In a career of hits and misses, she’s faltered with would-be blockbusters like Aeon Flux. But if there…

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Bird Box Review – Flying High

Bird Box review – Sandra Bullock searches for sanctuary in this dark, fast-paced apocalyptic thriller.   Based on a recent popular novel of the same name, Bird Box throws Malorie (Sandra Bullock) and Tom (Trevante Rhodes) together in a horrifying, inexplicable and completely unexpected worldwide apocalypse in which birdsong is the key to survival. The…

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VICE Review – Making Political Satire Great Again

Vice Review – A stylized, grim and funny Dick Cheney biopic starring a shape-shifting Christian Bale. Widely considered the most powerful VP ever, Dick Cheney (Christian Bale) was a Halliburton CEO who put loyalists in high-places in the government, set up Guantanamo Bay detention camp, authorized bringing down planes on 9/11, made controversial use of…

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