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Review Round-Up: “Corporate Animals,” “Loro,” And “Zeroville”

Sat, Sep 21 2019


Yes, it’s that time again. You know the one, where we catch up on all of the theatrical releases that haven’t gotten a review yet in one fell swoop (such is the case during the busy fall season). Today, it’s three very unique films, all hoping to get your attention this weekend. We have the comedy Corporate Animals, the ... READ MORE
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Taking A Second Crack At Golden Globe Predictions

Fri, Sep 20 2019


Here we go again. As September rolls on, the awards season continues to slowly emerge. Today, it’s another look at what the Golden Globes could be like. While the Globes don’t directly impact the Academy Awards, nomination wise, it’s not unreasonable to look at this precursor and see that Oscar voters sometimes use it wh ... READ MORE
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Looking At Potential Best Supporting Actress Contenders

Thu, Sep 19 2019


Here we go again! As you all very fine ladies and gentlemen must all must know by now (since I’ve pretty much hammered it into your collective heads at this point), it’s one thing to read early Academy Award predictions in order to see what folks like myself think will happen this winter, but it’s a whole separate thing to actually ... READ MORE
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Maika Monroe Shines As Part Of A Quartet Of “Villains”

Wed, Sep 18 2019


Maika Monroe deserves to be a massive star. She first came on to my, and many folks’, radar with her tremendous turn in It Follows. More than just a scream queen in the making, Monroe had an X factor about her that suggested greatness. She again shows that in the new comedic thriller Villains, which teams her up with three other mas ... READ MORE
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“Ad Astra” Is Ambitious, Haunting, And Incredibly Moving

Tue, Sep 17 2019


James Gray never gets the acclaim that he deserves. For years, the filmmaker has been doing high quality work that repeatedly gets the short shrift. Especially with Two Lovers, the lack of love is just absurd. This week, however, he’s finally going to be on the radar of the masses, as his largest movie to date is opening in Ad Astra ... READ MORE
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Toronto Audience Award Goes To “Jojo Rabbit”

Mon, Sep 16 2019


Yesterday, the Toronto International Film Festival handed out their awards. Notably, the Audience Award, which is the top prize at TIFF, went to Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit. The runner ups were, rather unsurprisingly, Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story, as well as Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite. The win for Jojo Rabbit may surprise som ... READ MORE
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Box Office Report For September 13-15

Sun, Sep 15 2019


Welcome back to the weekly box office report! As is always the case, each and every Sunday you can expect a look at what made the most money in theaters, as well as just how all of the new releases fared. This week, the hit horror sequel It: Chapter Two attempts to hold off Jennifer Lopez and the true life crime dramedy Hustlers. Who emer ... READ MORE
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Review Round-Up: “Can You Keep A Secret?,” “Depraved,” “Haunt,” “Liam Gallagher: As It Was,” And “Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!”

Sat, Sep 14 2019


The round-up returns once again! With so many independent releases hitting theaters here in early September, it’s almost impossible not to have to play catch-up like this. Today, we’ve got five new films to give a quick take on, including one in Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! that I admittedly forget to discuss last week. Join ... READ MORE
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Rich Performances Permeate Throughout “The Friend”

Fri, Sep 13 2019


It’s hard to find the right tone when telling a terminal illness tale. Over at the Toronto International Film Festival, The Friend was one of the world premieres and offers up a different way of telling a cancer drama. In part, by not focusing as largely on the patient, this is more about the human toll on family members. Moreover, ... READ MORE
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Bruce Springsteen Crafts “Western Stars” Into A Profound Musical Experience

Thu, Sep 12 2019


When is a concert film not just a concert film? Why, when it’s co-directed by Bruce Springsteen, of course! Having just debuted this evening at the Toronto International Film Festival, I’m no longer under embargo and can report that Western Stars is a profound and wonderful musical experience that will delight any Springsteen ... READ MORE
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