Creed III review

CREED III Review: Packs Some Punch, But It’s No Knock Out

Lisa Johnson Mandell’s Creed III review says if you’re looking for decent boxing scenes, engaging characters and…

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Cocaine Bear review

COCAINE BEAR Review — It Doesn’t Blow, But It’s No Big Rush

Lisa Johnson Mandell’s Cocaine Bear review says it’s not the outrageous horror comedy viewers anticipated, but it’s not…

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Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania review

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA Review — Anti-Entertaining

Lisa Johnson Mandell’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania review wonders how this third Ant-Man installment spun so…

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Magic Mike's Last Dance review

MAGIC MIKE’S LAST DANCE Review — Buffalicious!

Lisa Johnson Mandell’s Magic Mike’s Last Dance review says it delivers where it counts. If it’s a…

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80 for Brady review

80 FOR BRADY Review — A Winsome Team

Lisa Johnson Mandell’s 80 for Brady review asks how can you not like a film about four…

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2023 Critics Choice Awards Winners

2023 Critics Choice Awards Winners

Here’s a list of the winners at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards. The usual juicy details are absent,…

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LONESOME Review: Winsome in Wisconsin with a 20’s Twist

Lisa Johnson Mandell’s Lonesome review says this film that’s a mashup of 20’s, 40’s and 60’s styles…

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M3GAN Review — A Horror Comedy with Marvelous Mayhem

Lisa Johnson Mandell’s M3gan review says the campy, creepy, crazy film has just the right mix of…

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Negative Babylon review

BABYLON Review — An Assault on the Soul of Cinema

Lisa Johnson Mandell’s extremely negative Babylon review says a few standout performances are not enough to redeem…

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Avatar the Way of Water review

AVATAR THE WAY OF WATER Review: Sure to Make an Epic Splash

Lisa Johnson Mandell’s Avatar the Way of Water review says the film is an epic, a wonder…

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glass onion review

GLASS ONION Review — A Many Layered Mystery

Lisa Johnson Mandell’s Glass Onion review says that if you liked director Rian Johnson’s Knives Out, you’ll love…

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The Fabelmans review

THE FABELMANS Review — Every Movie Lover’s Must See

Lisa Johnson Mandell’s The Fabelmans review says that the semi-autobiographical coming of age film about one of…

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