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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…

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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…

The Painter and the Thief

THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF Review – An Interesting Art Doc That Steals Too Much of Your Time

The Painter and the Thief Review  — Film Critic Staci Layne Wilson says this award-winning documentary is “a brave and unflinching interpretation of an unusual, true tale.” Five years ago in Oslo, two huge paintings by a relatively unknown artist, Barbora Kysilkova, were stolen from a prominent gallery. They were valued at a mere $20,000…

The Artist's Wife Review

THE ARTIST’S WIFE Review – This Flick Paints a Rich, Layered Picture

The Artist’s Wife review – Staci Layne Wilson says the combination of Lena Olin and Bruce Dern makes this slow-burn movie worth watching. In the new drama The Artist’s Wife, Lena Olin (Hunters) plays the title character, Claire Smythson. She lives a wealthy, idle life in the Hamptons while her husband, a famous abstract artist,…

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SWEET SUNSHINE Review – A Much-Needed Feel Good Flick

Sweet Sunshine Review — Are you ready for some sweet schmaltz? Many of us could use some right now. Sweet Sunshine, an indie film shot entirely in Arizona using local talent, follows the ups and downs of young country singer TJ Millhouse (John Way) as he navigates the pitfalls of fame and contends with family, love,…

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The Hunt Review – Let the Gory Games Begin!

The Hunt Review — Staci Layne Wilson says while its brutality is extreme, it’s worth a look on the big screen if you’re a fan of the genre. The Hunt begins when a small group of strangers wakes up from a drug-induced doze, finding themselves in a grassy meadow with a large wooden crate in its…

Ride Like a Girl review

RIDE LIKE A GIRL Review —This Family-Friendly Film Trots Out the Girl Power

Ride Like a Girl review — Critic Staci Layne Wilson, who is also an accomplished equestrian, says it’s a triple crown winner of a family flick. Rachel Griffiths, mostly known as an actor (Six Feet Under) directs a plucky Teresa Palmer (Hacksaw Ridge) in Ride Like a Girl, the inspiring true story of jockey Michelle…

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AMAZING STORIES Review – Apple Takes a Bite of 80s Sci-Fi Nostalgia

Amazing Stories review — Here’s hoping this Steven Speilberg anthology series reboot picks up steam. If you were around in the 1980s, then you may remember Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories. The Emmy-winning anthology television series was based on a beloved monthly magazine that brought readers the best in sci-fi and speculative fiction (with the occasional…

Once Were Brothers

ONCE WERE BROTHERS Review — Robbie Robertson and The Band in an Electrifying and Edifying Music Documentary

Once Were Brothers review — the story of a rock group, not too different from many stories of rock groups, but a fascinating and at times heart-wrenching tale. The Band, led by Robbie Robertson, lasted less than a decade, but the group’s influence is undeniably eternal. They backed Bob Dylan when he went electric, inspired the…

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