Review: ‘John And The Hole’Crushing Boredom Wastes An Intriguingly Dark 'Home Alone'-Style Premise

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I remember John and the Hole having a lot of buzz at Sundance earlier this year, and now I can see why. It's totally a festival...

Review: ‘Plane’Gerard Butler And Mike Colter Action Flick Takes Passengers For A Dull Ride

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Gerard Butler movies come in a couple of distinct flavors. The Scottish actor is a big personality, and his best recent films, like Angel...

Review: ‘Bad Therapy’A Grim, Unfunny Marriage Comedy In Desperate Need Of Better Counseling

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There is so much comic talent in Bad Therapy that you have to put blame elsewhere for the disaster it ultimately turns out to...

Review: ‘Panama’Cole Hauser And Mel Gibson Snooze Through A Lazy Tough-Guy '80s Political Action...

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The name Mark Neveldine carries a lot of weight with action fans, as he's remembered as one half of the Neveldine/Taylor directing duo who...

Review: ‘Secret Headquarters’Not Much Is "Super" About This Wannabe All-Ages Superhero Flick

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From its bland title to the generic name of its central hero, everything about the Amblin-esque superhero adventure Secret Headquarters is forgettable. The film by directing...

Sundance Review: ‘blood’Carla Juri Muddles Through Japan In Bradley Rust Gray's Meandering Drama About...

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One of my favorite jokes from the first Deadpool comic book series is "The melodic sound of gunfire, the international language." It doesn't matter...

Review: ‘Abandoned’Emma Roberts, Michael Shannon, And John Gallagher Jr. Are Stuck In A Predictable...

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Emma Roberts, John Gallagher Jr., and most crucially Michael Shannon, make up the ingredients for a pretty good horror-thriller. At least you know the...

Sundance Review: ‘Summering’James Ponsoldt Crafts A Well-Intentioned But Shallow Coming-Of-Age Film For Girls

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I'm a huge fan of James Ponsoldt, and in a lot of ways he helped define the overall Sundance experience I've had over the...

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: ‘The Desperate Hour’Naomi Watts Can't Run Far Enough To Save Philip Noyce's Ridiculous...

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NOTE: This review was originally part of our 2021 TIFF coverage when it was titled Lakewood. It has been edited and updated.* Screenwriter Chris Sparling...