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“Guns Akimbo” Fetishizes Violence To A Disturbing Degree

Violent movies are nothing new to cinema. In fact, when done well, there’s an undeniably visceral thrill to seeing unspeakable acts in real life perpetrated in film. Video games have made a literal fortune with this sort of content, be it any number of shooting games, the Grand Theft Auto[...]

“The Invisible Man” Is As Smart As Is It Scary

Finding the next great horror movie within a classic Universal monster? Especially after the quick collapse of the Dark Universe, that wouldn’t have seemed incredibly likely, even just a year or so ago. However, in Blumhouse we trust. In the hands of filmmaker Leigh Whannell and producer Jason Blum, The[...]

“Wendy” Sees Benh Zeitlin Finally Put Forth A Sophomore Effort

Back in 2012, a young filmmaker by the name of Benh Zeitlin burst on to the scene with Beasts of the Southern Wild. Debuting at the Sundance Film Festival, the movie blew away audiences, going on to be a darling of the awards season, even scoring four Academy Award nominations.[...]

Berlin International Film Festival: “Death Of Nintendo” Is A Colorful Coming Of Age Story

A little bit of the Berlinale is here at Hollywood News today, ladies and gentlemen. Yes, I’ve got a Berlin International Film Festival review to file. It’s for Death of Nintendo, a coming of age period piece, even if the period being discussed is the recent past, specifically the 90’s.[...]

“The Last Thing He Wanted” Inexplicably Goes Far Off The Rails

There has to be an explanation for what went wrong here. How does a project, co-written and directed by Dee Rees, her follow up to the Academy Award nominated Mudbound, fall so far off the rails? Rees not only once again had the supporting of Netflix, but was adapting the[...]

“The Night Clerk” Makes Menial Use Of Ana De Armas And Tye Sheridan

High art and low art is at war with itself in The Night Clerk, a thriller with aims to be something more. At times, this independent film offers up an intriguing look at an unusual protagonist. At other points, however, it falls victim to cheesy B movie tropes, torpedoing its[...]

Review Round-Up: “Come As You Are” And “The Misogynists”

We return once again to the review round-up, ladies and gentlemen! As always, this comes when the week just had too many films to review, so we’re bringing the remaining ones together in one handy post. Today, we have a pair of movies hoping to grab your interest this weekend.[...]

Zoe Kazan Elevates “The Kindness Of Strangers”

How much weight do you put into a strong performance within a film that has its fair share of issues? Can a single turn lift up an entire project? Honestly, it really depends on the movie and the acting turn in question. Sometimes, it can be enough to warrant a[...]

“Olympic Dreams” Is A Serious Step Forward For Nick Kroll

To many, Nick Kroll is just a comedian, albeit quite the creative comedic force. Whether it’s his hit Netflix show Big Mouth, the broadway show Oh Hello!, or any number of other things, Kroll is a big deal within comedy. However, he’s also an underrated actor, something he’s able to[...]

“The Lodge” Has A Shaky Foundation

Art house horror is the current fad in fright flicks, that much is clear. I’m hardly complaining, either, as It Follows, Midsommar, The Witch, and plenty of other titles have helped push the genre forward. At the same time, it does seem like we’re entering a period where filmmakers will[...]