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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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PAPILLON Review – Charlie Hunnam’s Hiney Steals the Show

PAPILLON Review — A new but not so fresh take on an old classic Taking on the roles of Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman, Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) and Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) play condemned criminals in the somber, slow-paced period-piece Papillion. (Papillion is the French word for butterfly, which becomes a symbol of…

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THE MEG Review – Getting Too Chummy With This Supersized Shark

  The Meg Review — Somewhere Between Sharknado and Jaws The Meg (which is short for Megalodon) is a wannabe blockbuster for the ages. It’s based on pulp-author Steve Alten’s action adventure novel about Jonas Taylor, a tortured, alcoholic diver and paleontologist who makes a stand against the most dangerous apex predator the world has…

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NICO 1988 Review – Doom Cabaret at its Blue Best

NICO 1988 Review — The last two years of the singer’s tumultuous and too short life Nico, 1988 is not an easy movie to like—because Nico (Trine Dyrholm) herself wasn’t all that likable. What’s more, the film focuses on the last two years of the singer’s too-short life, glossing over her cool and glamorous heyday…

Castle Rock Review

Hulu’s CASTLE ROCK Review – Get Caught Dead Watching It

Staci Layne Wilson’s Castle Rock review says the J.J. Abrams-produced Stephen King series on Hulu is off to a smooth and scary start Castle Rock is not a very nice place to live. Or die, for that matter. In the opening moments of this scary new series based on Stephen King’s stories (all of them!),…

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WOMAN WALKS AHEAD Review – Does it Paint an Accurate Picture of an Artist?

In her Woman Walks Ahead review, Staci Layne Wilson asks about artistic license By anyone’s account, Catherine Weldon (Jessica Chastain) was a badass and deserves her place in America’s Old West history. At a time when women were considered just a notch above chattel, Catherine was a renowned artist, a free spirit and an outspoken…

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