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A New Franchise Is Likely Birthed With “Enola Holmes”

Sometimes, you can just sense a franchise being born. Often, that feeling is one of indifference or resignation, since it’s among the least creative things that Hollywood can do. On occasion, however, the spark of a fun new character is enough to pique your interest and make subsequent adventures something[...]

“The Nest” Is An Engrossing Slow Burn

Somehow, Sean Durkin made his breakthrough movie Martha Marcy May Marlene nearly a decade ago. Even harder to believe, sadly, is that it has taken him nine years to get a follow-up feature made. Well, at the very least, that wait is now over, as The Nest is out in[...]

Emmy Winners Include ‘Watchmen,’ Zendaya, And A ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Sweep

Last night, the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards were held, obviously under much different circumstances than normal. Conducted virtually, it was a sign of the COVID-19 times, but more or less went off without a hitch. Plus, as a general rule, people seem rather pleased with the winners. There was Schitt’s[...]

“Nomadland” Wins The Audience Award At The Toronto International Film Festival!

It’s still very early, but it’s impossible not to take notice of what Chloe Zhao’s film Nomadland is doing right now. The fall film festival season has launched other movies, like Regina King’s One Night in Miami…, but none like Nomadland. Today, the flick added a pretty big feather in[...]

The 58th New York Film Festival Officially Kicked Off With Steve McQueen’s “Lovers Rock”

Earlier in the week, the 2020 incarnation of the New York Film Festival got underway officially, with one part of Steve McQueen’s Small Axe anthology, Lovers Rock, serving as the Opening Night Selection. Having seen it, the movie serves as both a strong start for NYFF this year, as well[...]

“Blackbird” Mostly Wastes A Wonderful Cast

A great cast can paper over a lot of issues. Watching talented actors and actresses at work is part of the main charm of the gift that is cinema. However, even the best thespians can’t make up for a script that just doesn’t give them much to do. Likewise with[...]

Alexandra Daddario Gives A Brave And Stirring Performance In “Lost Girls & Love Hotels”

Watching a character make poor choices can be a trying experience, depending on the genre at hand. Seeing this in a comedy? Potentially hilarious. Observing similar acts in a drama? Quite possibly heartbreaking. The new drama Lost Girls & Love Hotels comes very close to going too far over the[...]

“The Mandalorian” Gets An Exciting Season Two Trailer!

When The Mandalorian came to Disney+ last year, it was, arguably, a shock to most how great it was. Sure, there was no doubt that Disney and Lucasfilm would waste no expense in their first true live-action television venture (not to mention a flagship Disney+ streamer) being top notch. Hell,[...]

“The Way I See It” Is A Quietly Powerful Reminder Of A Different Kind Of President

Photographing a President is about as apolitical a job as it gets. At least, that’s how it traditionally was. For Pete Souza, he was simply a photojournalist, albeit one of the most respected ones in the political sphere, until the most recent election, that is. This transformation, as well as[...]

Netflix Brings The Teaser Trailer For “The Trial Of The Chicago 7” To Court

Last night, during Sunday Night Football, Netflix debuted our first look at one of the year’s biggest award hopefuls. Yes, we finally got to see Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 in action. The project has been in development for years, with directors attached to Sorkin’s script that[...]