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“Scoob!” Is A Surprisingly Weird Scooby Doo Adventure

For over half a century, Scooby Doo and his friends have been a staple of cartoons, as well as, for a time, in live action adventures on the big screen. Now, the talking dog and pals are back in Scoob!, which is part origin story, part adventure tale (no pun[...]

Tom Hardy Becomes “Capone” For Josh Trank

Al Capone is one of the most legendary mobsters in American history. However, of what we see depicted of him, especially on screen, concerns his “glory” days. The end of his life is rarely spoken of. Enter Josh Trank, who had long yearned to make Fonzo, a biopic of Capone[...]

“On A Magical Night” Is An Occasionally Inventive Yet Frustrating Comedic Fantasy

A good French farce can be truly something special. The way those films are able to mix comedy, romance, and more is quite something. On a Magical Night (formerly known as Chambre 212) seeks to somewhat follow in those footsteps, presenting a comic fantasy that mixes whimsy and even some[...]

“Valley Girl” Is an Inventive Remake Of The Teen Movie Classic

Remember Valley Girl? Back in the 80s, the romantic comedy helped usher in a new era for films. Eventually turning into a cult classic, the movie now has spawned a remake. Luckily, as misguided as that idea may have initially sounded, this take on the material, imagining it as a[...]

Beanie Feldstein Charms Her Way Through Learning “How To Build A Girl”

In just a few short years, Beanie Feldstein has become a comedic force in the business. After first making an impression in the surprisingly great sequel Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Feldstein of course turned in an incredible supporting performance in Lady Bird. Last year, she blew us away with a[...]

Michelle Obama Gets The Documentary Treatment In “Becoming”

In a very short period of time, former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have become a documentary force with their production company Higher Ground. Partnered with Netflix, they won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature last year (for American Factory), and are likely to be in[...]

Clark Duke’s Directorial Debut “Arkansas” Clearly Shows Its Influences

A first film from an actor turned director is always an interesting thing to study. In particular, what kind of movie they choose to make their first time out. For Clark Duke, he really seems to have wanted to honor his cinematic influences, namely the Coen Brothers. Arkansas, his directorial[...]

“Crshd” Gives The College Sex Comedy A Welcome Female Subversion

The college experience is ripe for all sorts of cinematic treatment. Mostly, college/university life is focused, obviously, on the student body. Quite literally, it’s even focused on the bodies of the students. Most movies of this ilk are sex comedies, often of the raunchy variety. Moreover, the have largely a[...]

“Tammy’s Always Dying” Needs More Life

Felicity Huffman has been in the news a lot over the last year or so, and not for her acting. There’s no need to get into the scandal she was involved in, since it has no bearing on her work here. However, it never hurts to have a showy performance[...]

Jean Dujardin Anchors The Oddity That Is “Deerskin”

It would be a massive understatement to call the works of filmmaker Quentin Dupieux “weird.” After all, this is the man who made a movie about a malevolent tire as his big breakthrough. Rubber certainly put him on the map, but interestingly, his latest film Deerskin is what may finally[...]