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“The Devil Has A Name” Lacks A Full Punch

Mixing comedy and drama while making a political point is a tough nut to crack. As much as people like Adam McKay and Aaron Sorkin are good at making you angry and making you laugh in equal measure, there’s always folks who will take them to task for that approach.[...]

“S#!%house” Is A Strong Movie With A Weak Name

One of the first things that sticks out to you about Cooper Raiff’s movie Shithouse (or S#!%house, for those who prefer not having the curse right there in front of you) is the title. Simple put, the name of this film is terrible. It suggests a different sort of flick,[...]

“Frank & Zed” Is A One Of A Kind Puppet Horror Film

I love when puppets are naughty. Ironically, I’m also a huge fan of the Muppets, who are somewhat more wholesome, but the concept has always thrilled me. As one of the few who enjoyed The Happytime Murders, I’m always down for a puppet engaging in some weird shenanigans. Now, we[...]

“The Wolf Of Snow Hallow” Finds Awkward Comedy In A Horror-Tinged Murder Mystery

Two movies in, actor and writer/director Jim Cummings has certainly proven to be a talent full of idiosyncrasies. His debut, Thunder Road, made him someone to watch, while now, we have his sophomore feature to consider. Hitting this week, The Wolf of Snow Hallow sees Cummings turning his odd eye[...]

Adam Sandler (Mostly) Returns To Comedic Form With “Hubie Halloween”

You really do usually know what you’re getting with a new Adam Sandler comedy on Netflix. After all, the actor and comedian has been consistently putting his movies on to the streaming service for years, being one of the first to commit to them. Obviously, last year’s turn in Uncut[...]

“Charm City Kings” Needs A Bit More Charm

Sundance Film Festival alums that receive a ton of acclaim usually have one of two paths. They either end up as Oscar players, taking that strong buzz and carving out a path in the awards season, or they crumble under the weight of added expectations. For every one of the[...]

“The Boys In The Band” Can’t Escape Its Stage Limitations

There are plenty of hit Broadway productions that are aching to be translated to film. Conversely, there are tons of shows that really have no need for a cinematic adaptation. It’s the ones that fall in between which present a paradox for creatives. Adapt it right and you could have[...]

“Death Of Me” Brings Marital Terror To A Secluded Island

It’s always an added bonus when a horror film does something a bit different. Whether it’s a concept or just a setting, the ability to differentiate oneself can sometimes make a real difference. Such is the case with Death of Me, which could easily be described as “The Hangover but[...]

“Possessor: Uncut” Is Brandon Cronenberg’s Gory Coming Out Party

It would have been completely understandable if Brandon Cronenberg had looked to become a completely different sort of director than his father. After all, David Cronenberg is a very specific kind of auteur. However, the younger Cronenberg has staked out a claim to similar territory, albeit with his own spin.[...]

“The Glorias” Never Quite Captures The Activist In All Her Glory

Gloria Steinem is a towering figure in the women’s rights movement. Just in terms of activists, overall, she’d be up there. So, a biopic of her life is hardly a surprise. Hell, even a stylized one makes sense, considering her stylish nature, as well as the time she came about.[...]