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,…


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…


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…


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…


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…

Elvis from Outer Space Review

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…


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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