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HALLOWEEN Review – Boos and Blades Abound!

Halloween Review – Staci suggests you answer the doorbell for more Michael Myers mayhem. The original “scream queen” Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, which she originated in director John Carpenter’s 1978 killer-classic Halloween. In this 2018 sequel, the traumatized survivor comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the…

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INTO THE DARK: THE BODY Review – Corpus Delicti in a Delectable New Series

Into the Dark is a daring dive into the streaming world by Blumhouse Productions because unlike most anthology series, these installments span the length of a feature film. This means bloodthirsty horror fans will be treated to a brand new, full-on scary movie the first Friday of every month courtesy of Hulu. Each episode is…

Venom Review

VENOM Review — The Superhero Movie Antidote

Venom Review — Staci Layne Wilson says there’s a reason for the top-tier cast. It’s actually fun! Even though I have seen many, many superhero movies in my time as a film critic, they never have really grown on me. So when I was tasked with seeing Venom, the origin story of one of Marvel’s…

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THE HATE U GIVE Review – There’s a Whole Lot to Love

The Hate U Give review – Staci says it’s a movie the whole family needs to see. In The Hate U Give, teenage girl Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg) shifts between two worlds—the poor, black neighborhood where she lives and the wealthy, white private school that she attends. The disconnect between her circles is shattered when…

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BIGGER Review – Bigger is Better!

Bigger review – Staci says it’s a bigger and better biopic than you might expect. I will admit, I am sucker for the old rags-to-riches routine. And when it’s based on a true story, that’s even better. When I heard about Bigger, I was curious because it’s a subject I know little about: how the…

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CURVATURE Review – Tip-Top Time Travel on a Budget

Curvature Review — Wow! An intelligent, well-crafted, science-heavy time-travel thriller with a little romance thrown in. It’s rare for a movie-lover to find a reasonably intelligent, well-crafted, science-heavy time-travel thriller in the world of big blockbusters; it’s rarer to find one that’s modestly-budgeted and still manages to deliver on all counts. Oh, and did I…

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LOVE, GILDA Review – The Gilda Radner Doc is Nice, But Don’t Expect Sax and Violins

Love Gilda Review — Saying you don’t like a movie about the glorious Gilda Radner is like saying you hate puppies, so I won’t say it…  Love Gilda opens a window into the sometimes worrisome and sometimes whimsical world of beloved comedy icon Gilda Radner, whose greatest role was sharing her stories on as one of…

Mandy Review

MANDY Review – Nicolas Cage’s Latest Flick is a Trippy Dark Fantasy

Mandy Review —If you enjoy trippy dark fantasy films and volumes of violence presented with phantasmagoric glee, then this flick is for you Nicolas Cage is a truly great actor. I am a fan. But let’s face it: he’s not a one-man meme generator for nothing. His penchant for histrionic performances is legendary and that…

Lizzie Review

LIZZIE Review – Takes a Swing and Hits the Mark

Lizzie Review — The biopic about Lizzie Borden starring Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart is bleeding edge  “Lizzie Borden took an ax, and gave her mother 40 whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father 41.” Those are lines from an old nursery rhyme (cute, huh?) but the story is in fact…

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BLACKKKLANSMAN Review—Will You Be a Card-Carrying Fan?

Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman is based on the absolutely bonkers but bona fide true tale of Ron Stallworth (John David Washington—yes, Denzel’s son), the first African American detective in the Colorado Springs police force who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in an undercover sting in the 1970s. He even became a card-carrying member of the organization!…

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