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“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[...]

Elijah Wood Works Through Some Parental Issues In “Come To Daddy”

The creative forces behind Come to Daddy clearly take delight in shocking their audience. The film, a mix of comedy, horror, and thriller, seeks to upend expectations at all turns. Sometimes they succeed, while at other times, they fall a little bit short. The end result is a unique little[...]

Bad Ass Women Give Comic Book Films A Shot Of Adrenaline In “Birds Of Prey”

The more DC and Warner Bros moves away from their original idea for a shared comic book universe (seen at its nadir by Suicide Squad), the better off they seem. This week, they release Birds of Prey (officially known as Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley[...]

Review Round-Up: “Coda” And “Incitement”

Happy Saturday, ladies and gentlemen. Today, we once again bring the review round-up to you fine folks. Today we’re catching up on a pair of films that I simply wasn’t able to get around to and put reviews up of until now. The two movies getting this particular treatment here[...]

Taylor Swift Finds Her Voice In The Documentary “Miss Americana”

Country music artists are often taught young to not have any opinions, especially ones that could be deemed controversial. To do that is to risk losing a portion of your fanbase. Early on in the documentary Taylor Swift: Miss Americana, and on more than one other occasion throughout, we hear[...]

“The Rhythm Section” Can’t Consistently Keep The Beat

Reed Morano and Blake Lively are a potent combination of filmmaker and star. Pairing them for an emotional mix of action and drama, based on a series of popular thriller novels? Well, that should be a recipe for great success. Well, it’s not quite that simple. Parts of The Rhythm[...]