Movie Review: Crawl.
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Movie Review: Crawl. The gator filled romp doesn’t innovate, but it does show some bite here and there. Well.   The obligatory summer creature feature has arrived.  Last year we got the tediously boring The Meg.  …
VOD Review: Peterloo.
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VOD Review: Peterloo. Amazon Studio’s historical drama packs a working-class punch, but lacks an engaging lead to center the story. Oscar nominated director Mike Leigh is well known across the pond for his striking depictions …
Short Film Review: Munchausen.
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Short Film Review: Munchausen. Ari Aster’s hyper-stylized silent short explores the darker side of a mother’s love. Munchausen, from the director behind Midsommar, captures much of what was promising and frustrating about that work.  Together …
Movie Review: Midsommar.
Horror
Movie Review: Midsommar. Ari Aster’s new horror film grabs you visually, but lacks deeper roots to sustain interest. I was excited for Midsommar.  Director Ari Aster did some really surprising things with Hereditary, and seemed …
Film Focus: Akira Kurosawa.
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Film Focus: Akira Kurosawa. We try to pick three of our favorite films from Japan’s most iconic director, Akira Kurosawa. We’ve been tackling the history of Japanese film in roughly chronological order, and having arrived …
Movie Review: Brightburn.
Horror
Movie Review: Brightburn. This dark riff on Superman’s origin story doesn’t delve deeply into its ideas, instead focusing on its horror elements. You don’t have to be big into comic books to know Superman’s origins:  …
VOD Triple Play: Godzilla (Netflix).
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VOD Triple Play: Godzilla (Netflix). Netflix’s trilogy reinvents Godzilla in interesting ways, deftly re-purposing decades of monsters and lore. Toho’s big green kaiju has been around for almost seventy years, and in that time he’s …