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  • Film Review: <em>The Upside</em>

    Film Review: The Upside

    The Upside is an Americanized remake of the 2011 French smash hit The Intouchables, which, in turn, is inspired by the true story of Philippe Pozzo di Borgo and his...

  • Film Review: <em>On The Basis of Sex</em>

    Film Review: On The Basis of Sex

    On the Basis of Sex is a partially successful telling of how Ruth Bader Ginsburg established herself in the legal world by winning a gender discrimination case for a male...

  • Film Review: <em>Vice</em>

    Film Review: Vice

    This movie of Dick Cheney's rise to power is scattershot in its storytelling, but that actually works for the movie, giving it a surreal quality. The tone here isn't stark,...

  • Film Review: <em>Bumblebee</em>

    Film Review: Bumblebee

    *** out of four Bumblebee is the first Transformers movie I actually enjoy. Director Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings) knows exactly what he is creating...

  • Film Review: <em>If Beale Street Could Talk</em>

    Film Review: If Beale Street Could Talk

    Moonlight director Barry Jenkins avoids the sophomore slump with If Beale Street Could Talk, an adaptation of the James Baldwin novel of the same title. The film...

  • Film Review: <em>Mary, Queen of Scots</em>

    Film Review: Mary, Queen of Scots

    The story of Mary Stuart’s rivalry with her cousin Queen Elizabeth for the English throne is the focus of the disappointing new costume drama Mary, Queen of...

  • Film Review: <em>Holmes and Watson</em>

    Film Review: Holmes and Watson

    Will Ferrell returns to the screen with his Talladega Nights and Step Brothers partner John C. Reilly for the underwhelming Sherlock Holmes comedy Holmes...

  • Film Review: <em>Aquaman</em>

    Film Review: Aquaman

    I wasn't a fan of 2017's DC Comics movieJustice League, but I did think Jason Momoa as Aquaman was the best thing in it. He displayed bright charisma, had great comedic...

  • Where Y'at's Top 10 Christmas Films of All-Time

    Where Y'at's Top 10 Holiday Films of All-Time

    Much like we did for the Halloween season, we’re here to bring you some of the best watching options for this merry time of year. Nearly all of these are well-known and have...

  • Film Review: <em>The Mule</em>

    Film Review: The Mule

    Director and icon Clint Eastwood returns, at 88 years old, to an acting and directing double-duty with The Mule, a mostly successful film based on the true story of a...

  • Film Review: <em>Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse</em>

    Film Review: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    I wasn't a fan of 2017's live-action Spider-Man: Homecoming because I felt the plot was old and moldy and Tom Holland's hyperactive performance as the...

  • Film Review: <em>The Favourite</em>

    Film Review: The Favourite

    Director Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster) has made his best movie yet with The Favourite, a pitch-black comedy about the court of Queen Anne in early 18th-century England. It is...

  • 2018?s Overlooked Film Performances

    2018’s Overlooked Film Performances

    Every year, the Oscars single out many excellent performances. But a few great ones always fall through the cracks for various reasons. Here are some of 2018’s best that the...

  • Film Review: <em>The Possession of Hannah Grace</em>

    Film Review: The Possession of Hannah Grace

    The Possession of Hannah Grace wasn't screened for critics, and that usually means that the studio releasing the film knows it has a real poo-poo stinker on its hands and...

  • Film Review: <em>Creed II</em>

    Film Review: Creed II

    The new sequel Creed II is not as good as the first Creed, but it will likely please hard-core fans of the Rocky series. Michael B. Jordan returns in...

  • Film Review: <em>The Front Runner</em>

    Film Review: The Front Runner

    Hugh Jackman stars in The Front Runner, a biographical drama about Senator Gary Hart, who was a shoo-in for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1987. When...

  • Film Review: <em>Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald</em>

    Film Review: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    The Fantastic Beasts trilogy, a series of prequels in the Harry Potter universe, stumbles a bit in its second installment, The Crimes of Grindelwald (screenplay...

  • Retro Movie Slots: The Perfect Nostalgic Entertainment

    Retro Movie Slots: The Perfect Nostalgic Entertainment

    The popularity of online slots has opened the doors to some remarkable entertainment that is nostalgic, fun, and money-making. The slots that are being offered by casinos nowadays...

  • Film Review: <em>Overlord</em>

    Film Review: Overlord

    Overlord meshes a World War II action picture with a gory living dead horror movie. It's Saving Private Ryanmeets Re-Animator– and it...

  • Film Review: <em>Widows</em>

    Film Review: Widows

    Director Steve McQueen makes a solid return to the silver screen with the heist thriller Widows, five years after his last effort, 12 Years a Slave, took home the...

  • Film Review: <em>Green Book</em>

    Film Review: Green Book

    Filmed in New Orleans, director Peter Farrelly’s Green Book is a charming addition to local theater programming during the holiday season. Based on a true...

  • Film Review: <em>The Girl in the Spider?s Web</em>

    Film Review: The Girl in the Spider’s Web

    Stieg Larsson’s novel, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (and David Fincher’s worthwhile adaptation of it), was a clever locked-room murder mystery where the locked room...

  • Film Review: <em>Bohemian Rhapsody</em>

    Film Review: Bohemian Rhapsody

    Sometimes a movie can work even if the individual parts don’t all fit perfectly together. Such is the case with the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. It’s a film with...

  • Film Review: <em>Susperia</em> (2018)

    Film Review: Suspiria (2018)

    Almost...but not quite. While the Suspiria remake is its own movie and not just a lazy carbon copy of the original, its arty pretentiousness and bloated running time eventually...

  • Film Review: <em>Can You Ever Forgive Me?</em>

    Film Review: Can You Ever Forgive Me?

    Making movies about unlikable characters is a tricky tightrope to walk. Flawed characters are often interesting, but if a character is too repellent it can make the audience resent...

  • Film Review: <em>Halloween</em> (2018)

    Film Review: Halloween (2018)

    I really feel bamboozled by the new Halloween movie. The idea is that all the sequels to John Carpenter's classic 1978 slasher film Halloween don't exist and that...

  • Frightful Flicks: Why Halloween is a Great Time to Binge-Watch Horror Films

    Frightful Flicks: Why Halloween is a Great Time to Binge-Watch Horror Films

    Horror movies have been an integral part of American pop culture ever since Lon Chaney thrilled 1920s audiences with iconic roles in classics such as The Hunchback of Notre Dame,...

  • Film Review: <em>Mid90s</em>

    Film Review: Mid90s

    ​Actor Jonah Hill (Superbad, The Wolf of Wall Street) makes an impressive directorial debut with Mid90s, an affecting coming-of-age drama. Set in Los Angeles of the...

  • NOFF18 Review: <em>If Beale Street Could Talk</em>

    NOFF18 Review: If Beale Street Could Talk

    Like Widows director Steve McQueen, If Beale Street Could Talk director Barry Jenkins last visited the New Orleans Film Festival with a film that would go on to...

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