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“The Assistant” Is A Deeply Upsetting And Incredibly Timely Look At The Impact Of A Monster

There is untold damage that sexual predators like Harvey Weinstein have perpetrated upon the world. It begins, of course, with the victims, but it doesn’t end there. The impact it has on those who observe these actions is palpable and horrific as well. Filmmaker Kitty Green dramatizes this in The[...]

“The Last Full Measure” Is A Restrained Crusade For Justice

There are a few different movies competing for attention within The Last Full Measure. One is a traditional Vietnam War tale. Another is a political drama about the gridlock in Washington that can politicize even the most basic of acts. Yet another is a portrait of grief. They all bounce[...]

Review Round-Up: “Troop Zero,” “VHYes,” And “The Wave”

For the first time in 2020, we bring the review round-up to you fine folks. Yes, today we’re catching up on a trio of movies that I just wasn’t able to put reviews up of until now. The three films getting the treatment here are independent titles that couldn’t be[...]

Richard Gere Gets A Juicy Role To Dive Into With “Three Christs”

Whenever you find out that a movie hitting theaters is one that played film festivals almost three years ago, it’s hard not to go in expecting a bust. After all, if the flick was so good, why didn’t it come out in 2017, or even 2018? Why the delay? Well,[...]

“Underwater” Wastes Kristen Stewart In An Only Sometimes Effective Survival Tale

There’s a really strong film to be made with the exact same subject matter as Underwater. In fact, it’s hard to argue that they could have cast it any better, either, as Kristen Stewart is a rock solid central force. However, in a rush to get to the monster movie[...]

“Booksmart” Is The Best Film Of The Year So Far

Stand at attention, ladies and gentlemen. Believe the hype. Actress turned filmmaker Olivia Wilde is here to dominate Hollywood with her directorial debut. Opening this week, after a much heralded debut at SXSW, Booksmart is not just the funniest movie of 2019, it’s the best overall too. Wilde and company[...]

Zac Efron Becomes Ted Bundy In “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile”

What is the fascination with Ted Bundy? The infamous serial killer has long captured the attention of the masses, largely due to his charisma and attractiveness. So, it does make sense that a movie star would want to play Bundy. Coming as a companion piece to the Netflix documentary series[...]

“Knock Down The House” Is An Inspirational Documentary

It’s almost impossible not to know who Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is if you pay even a little attention to politics. She’s a force of nature and a rock star. One day, a film may be made about her, biopic style. For the moment, we just have a stunning new documentary in[...]

“Avengers: Endgame” Is An Emotional And Epic Culmination For Marvel

I have seen the Endgame and it is amazing. This is the best Marvel has ever done. Truly. Avengers: Endgame brings the Marvel Cinematic Universe to a worthy conclusion, eliciting more emotion than any superhero movie yet. I laughed, I cried, and I was filled to the brim with joy.[...]