Review: ‘The Willoughbys’Kids Endanger Their Parents In Netflix's Frantic And Slapsticky Animated Adventure-Comedy

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“If you’re interested in stories with happy endings, you’re better off reading some other book. In this book, there are no happy endings", warns...

Sundance Review: ‘First Date’Quirky Teen Crime-Comedy Goes Skidding Off The Road

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Just think, if you were a shy kid who managed to score a night out with the girl you've been crushing on for years....

Review: ‘The War With Grandpa’Robert De Niro Drops Trou In A Lowbrow Prank Comedy

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Look, we're in the midst of a global pandemic that has wrecked the entire movie industry. The world needs entertainment, and perhaps in this...

Review: ‘In The Earth’Ben Wheatley's Pandemic Horror Gets Lost In The Woods

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*NOTE: This is a reprint of my review from the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.* I know there will be people who absolutely love Ben Wheatley’s...

Review: ‘Made In Italy’Liam Neeson And Son Seek Emotional Healing In James D'arcy's Syrupy...

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Liam Neeson. Made in Italy. It's too much to hope this lite father/son drama is actually an undercover Taken spinoff with Neeson taking on...

Review: ‘The Other Lamb’Michiel Huisman's Raw Cultish Energy Isn't Enough To Make You A...

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Do cult leaders ever really go out of style? At least in the world of cinema, there's always a fascination to the charismatic, Messiah-like...

Sundance Review: ‘In The Earth’Ben Wheatley's Pandemic Horror Gets Lost In The Woods

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I know there will be people who absolutely love Ben Wheatley's hallucinogenic, pandemic horror In the Earth. It's a return to his genre roots...

Review: ‘The Witches’Anne Hathaway Casts A Campy Spell But Can't Rescue Robert Zemeckis' Dull...

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Roald Dahl adaptations are always tricky to pull off, because the author's work often teeters between childish flights of fancy and the stuff of...

SXSW Review: ‘Broadcast Signal Intrusion’Frustratingly Vague Paranoia Thriller Will Have You Ready To Tune...

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'At some point you've spent so long looking for answers you fucking forget the questions" One of the many mysterious, shadowy figures that populate the...

Review: ‘Above Suspicion’Emilia Clarke Can't Rise Above This Drab, Kentucky Fried Portrait Of Adultery...

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I hated Above Suspicion in the first two minutes. The first line of dialog, actually.  It's rare that I start a review with something...