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‘Ad Astra’ Is A Visually Stunning, Deeply Philosophical Future Sci-Fi Classic
Ad Astra Review Despite its questionable science, ‘Ad Astra’ is destined to become a Sci Fi classic. Release Date: September 20, 2019 MPAA Rating: PG-13 Synopsis Astronaut Roy McBride undertakes a mission across an unforgiving solar system to uncover the truth about his missing father and his doomed expedition that now, 30 years later, threatens […]
‘Running With the Devil’ Is The Same Old Drug Movie
Running With the Devil Review Nicolas Cage was due for a bad movie. ‘Running With the Devil’ is it. Release Date: September 20, 2019 MPAA Rating: R Synopsis The CEO of an International conglomerate sends two of his most regarded executives to investigate why shipments of cocaine are being hijacked and over cut somewhere on […]
‘Official Secrets’ Is As Tense As A Movie About Whistleblowers Can Be
Official Secrets Review Writer/director Gavin Hood tells the true story of whistleblower Katharine Gun in ‘Official Secrets.’ Release Date: September 13, 2019 MPAA Rating: R Synopsis The true story of a British whistleblower who leaked information to the press about an illegal NSA spy operation designed to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the […]
‘Haunt’ Has The Makings Of A Modern Halloween Classic
Haunt Review It’s ‘A Quiet Place’ meets ‘Hostel’ in ‘Haunt.’ Release Date: September 13, 2019 MPAA Rating: R Synopsis On Halloween, a group of friends encounter an “extreme” haunted house that promises to feed on their darkest fears. The night turns deadly as they come to the horrifying realization that some nightmares are real. Cast […]
Despite Brilliant Casting, ‘It Chapter Two’ Doesn’t Quite Float
It Chapter Two Review The cast is inspired and the story is faithful, but ‘It Chapter Two’ doesn’t quite live up to its potential. Release Date: September 6, 2019 MPAA Rating: R Synopsis Twenty-seven years after their first encounter with the terrifying Pennywise, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating […]
‘Satanic Panic’ Splatters Its Way Through A Subtle Class Struggle
Satanic Panic Review Splatter meets social satire in ‘Satanic Panic.’ Release Date: September 6, 2019 MPAA Rating: NR Synopsis A pizza delivery girl at the end of her financial rope has to fight for her life – and her tips – when her last order of the night turns out to be high society Satanists […]
‘Love, Antosha’ Paints A Beautiful Picture Of An Artist, A Son, And A Friend
Love, Antosha Review ‘Love, Antosha’ is a heartfelt eulogy for a talent taken way before his time. When the young actor Anton Yelchin passed away tragically on June 19, 2016, he left behind a healthy catalog of work and millions of adoring fans, friends, and family. He also left behind hours of home movie footage […]
‘Ready Or Not’ Wants To Play A Game
Ready or Not Review Samara Weaving plays the game to win in ‘Ready or Not.’ Release Date: August 21, 2019 MPAA Rating: R Synopsis A bride’s wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game. Cast and Crew Director: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett Screenwriters: […]
Jennifer Kent’s Brutal ‘The Nightingale’ Must Be Seen, But Only Once
The Nightingale Review Jennifer Kent’s ‘The Nightingale’ is a must-see treatise on racism and misogyny. Release Date: August 16, 2019 MPAA Rating: R Synopsis Set in 1825, Clare, a young Irish convict woman, chases a British officer through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, bent on revenge for a terrible act of violence he committed against her […]
‘Luce’ Satisfies Without Giving Any Answers
Luce Review ‘Luce’ will make the audience doubt everything it sees and hears. Release Date: August 2, 2019 MPAA Rating: R Synopsis A married couple is forced to reckon with their idealized image of their son, adopted from war-torn Eritrea, after an alarming discovery by a devoted high school teacher threatens his status as an […]
‘Gwen’ Puts The ‘Dark’ In Dark Folk Tale
Gwen Review William McGregor puts the ‘Dark’ in Dark Folk Tale with ‘Gwen.’ Release Date: August 16, 2019 MPAA Rating: NR Synopsis A dark folk tale set in the hills of Wales during the industrial revolution. Cast and Crew Director: William McGregor Screenwriter: William McGregor Producers: Hilary Bevan Jones, Tom Nash Cast: Eleanor Worthington-Cox (Gwen), […]
‘Blinded By The Light’ Will Covert Anyone Into A Springsteen Fan
Blinded by the Light Review Like the lyrics that inspired it, ‘Blinded by the Light’ is the most unpretentious and genuine movie of the year. Release Date: August 16, 2019 MPAA Rating: PG-13 Synopsis In 1987 during the austere days of Thatcher’s Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family and find his […]
‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’ Nails The Scary Stories, But Flubs The Rest
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Review The iconic stories come to life, but the wraparound is all filler in ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.’ Release Date: August 9, 2019 MPAA Rating: PG-13 Synopsis A group of teens face their fears in order to save their lives. Cast and Crew Director: André […]
‘The Kitchen’ Reads Like A Gangster-Lite Movie
The Kitchen Review ‘The Kitchen’ has a few surprises, but not enough to save it from mediocrity. Release Date: August 9, 2019 MPAA Rating: R Synopsis The wives of New York gangsters in Hell’s Kitchen in the 1970s continue to operate their husbands’ rackets after they’re locked up in prison. Cast and Crew Director: Andrea […]
‘Them That Follow’ Is One Creepy Coming Of Age Story
Them That Follow Review ‘Them That Follow’ takes ophidiophobia to a new level. Release Date: August 9, 2019 MPAA Rating: R Synopsis Set deep in the wilds of Appalachia, where believers handle death-dealing snakes to prove themselves before God, Them That Follow tells the story of a pastor’s daughter who holds a secret that threatens […]
‘Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood’ Sets Tarantino In The Sixties
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood Review Quentin Tarantino does Quentin Tarantino things in ‘Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood.’ Release Date: July 26, 2019 MPAA Rating: R Synopsis A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age in 1969 […]
Cinema Fearité Presents The Folk Horror Film ‘The Blood On Satan’s Claw’
Cinema Fearité presents ‘The Blood on Satan’s Claw” Cinema Fearitétries to get to the bottom of Folk Horror with ‘The Blood on Satan’s Claw.’ Ari Aster’s Midsommar (which is, by the way, one of the best movies of the year) has got everybody talking about “Folk Horror.” But what is that? Generally, Folk Horror derives […]
‘Desolate’ Is A Modern Western With A Scary Message
Desolate is a modern western that takes the classic western themes of loyalty, distrust, and revenge, and drags them kicking and screaming into the modern era.
‘Wild Rose’ Has The Songs, But Lacks The Story
Wild Rose Review Jessie Buckley shines in the otherwise flat ‘Wild Rose.’ Release Date: July 5, 2019 MPAA Rating: R Synopsis A musician from Glasgow dreams of becoming a Nashville star. Cast and Crew Director: Tom Harper Screenwriter: Nicole Taylor Producer: Faye Ward Cast: Jessie Buckley (Rose-Lynn), Julie Walters (Marion), Sophie Okonedo (Susannah), Craig Parkinson […]
‘Midsommar’ Drags Horror Into The Harsh Light Of Day
Midsommar Review Ari Aster proves that ‘Hereditary’ was no fluke with ‘Midsommar.’ Release Date: July 3, 2019 MPAA Rating: R Synopsis A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown’s fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan […]
‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Is A Fitting Comedown For The MCU Inifinity Saga
Spider-Man: Far From Home Review It’s not as ambitious or grandiose as its predecessors, but ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ is a fitting comedown for the MCU Infinity War Saga. Release Date: July 2, 2019 MPAA Rating: PG-13 Synopsis Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a […]
‘Yesterday’ Doesn’t Let Its Requisite Romance Ruin The Rock
Yesterday Review A struggling musician realizes he’s the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed. Release Date: June 28, 2019 MPAA Rating: PG-13 Synopsis A struggling musician realizes he’s the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up […]
‘Annabelle Comes Home’ Blows The Conjuring Universe Wide Open
Annabelle Comes Home Review ‘Annabelle Comes Home’ may not add much to the Annabelle mythology, but it opens The Conjuring universe up to a lot more fun spinoffs. Release Date: June 26, 2019 MPAA Rating: R Synopsis While babysitting the daughter of Ed and Lorraine Warren, a teenager and her friend unknowingly awaken an evil […]
Three Generations Of ‘Shaft’ Don’t Quite Equal A Whole Good Movie
Shaft Review Samuel L. Jackson and Richard Roundtree team up to almost save ‘Shaft.’ Almost. Release Date: June 14, 2019 MPAA Rating: R Synopsis John Shaft Jr., a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, enlists his family’s help to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death. Cast and Crew Director: Tim […]
‘The Dead Don’t Die’ Is A B-Movie With An A-List Cast
The Dead Don’t Die Review Jim Jarmusch’s ‘The Dead Don’t Die’ reads more like a love letter to classic zombies than a full-on horror flick. Release Date: June 14, 2019 MPAA Rating: R Synopsis The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves. Cast and […]
‘Dark Phoenix’ Puts The Emphasis On The Dark
Dark Phoenix takes the X-Men franchise to darker places, but as the rumored final X-Men movie as we know it, it doesn’t end the series on a high note.
‘Godzilla: King Of The Monsters’ Ups The Monster-On-Monster Action But Is Still Surprisingly Dull
The addition of classic Godzilla monsters (Ghidorah, Mothra, Rodan) does not make Godzilla: King of the Monsters an exciting Monarch featuring sequel.
Biopic ‘Rocketman’ Gives Elton John A Big Pat On The Back
Elton John biopic Rocketman doesn’t gloss over the negative aspects of the singer’s life, but it does make everything a tad too rosy in the end.
‘Ma’ Gives Octavia Spencer Her Turn To Be The Villain
Ma Review Octavia Spencer sinks her teeth into her villain role with ‘Ma.’ Release Date: May 31, 2019 MPAA Rating: R Synopsis A lonely woman befriends a group of teenagers and decides to let them party at her house. Just when the kids think their luck couldn’t get any better, things start happening that make […]
‘The Tomorrow Man’ Traps Lithgow And Danner In A Forgettable Film
The Tomorrow Man Review Noble Jones’ ‘The Tomorrow Man’ looks good and features some great performances, but ultimately falls flat. Release Date: MPAA Rating: Synopsis Ed Hemsler spends his life preparing for a disaster that may never come. Ronnie Meisner spends her life shopping for things she may never use. In a small. These two […]
‘Booksmart’ Gives Beanie Feldstein Her Well-Deserved Spotlight
Booksmart Review Olivia Wilde does her best Greta Gerwig impression with ‘Booksmart.’ Release Date: May 24, 2019 MPAA Rating: R Synopsis On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try […]
Live-Action ‘Aladdin’ From Guy Ritchie Has Spirit And Spectacle, But Little Else
The live-action Aladdin from Director Guy Ritchie starring Will Smith is the classic Disney story we know well with the same songs, but not much magic.
‘John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum’ Takes Assassin World To The Next Level
If you thought John Wick: Chapter 3 is the end of the Wickverse, think again. The third John Wick film only builds the series up more, satisfying the viewer and leaving them wanting more.
‘Trial By Fire’ Fizzles Its Way Through An Important Texas Death Row True Story
Trial By Fire profiles the failures of the criminal justice system as seen in Cameron Todd Willingham’s Texas Death Row case – but it doesn’t do it well enough.
‘Long Shot’ Is Seth Rogen And Charlize Theron In A Rom-Com For Dummies
Long Shot, starring Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen is not breaking the mold on romantic comedies. It’s not that smart.
Home Invasion Thriller ‘The Intruder’ Has An Identity Crisis
The Intruder, starring Dennis Quaid, may be the most unintentionally funny home invasion thriller you will ever see.
‘Avengers: Endgame’ Delivers Ultimate Payoff For MCU Fans
A surprising, rousing, and emotional end to the first series of MCU movies, Avengers: Endgame should please fans.
Ethan Hawke Puts The ‘Stockholm’ In Stockholm Syndrome
Wondering where the term Stockholm Syndrome came from? Look no further than the movie Stockholm, starring Ethan Hawke and Noomi Rapace.
‘Teen Spirit’ Rocks When It Rocks, But Flops When It Doesn’t
Teen Spirit Review Elle Fanning sings in director Max Minghella’s modern Cinderella story ‘Teen Spirit.’ Release Date: April 19, 2019 MPAA Rating: PG-13 Synopsis Violet is a shy teenager who dreams of escaping her small town and pursuing her passion to sing. With the help of an unlikely mentor, she enters a local singing competition […]
‘High Life’ Lets Robert Pattinson Show Off Again
High Life Review Robert Pattinson takes the lead again in director Claire Denis’ ‘High Life.’ Release Date: April 19, 2019 MPAA Rating: R Synopsis A father and his daughter struggle to survive in deep space where they live in isolation. Cast and Crew Director: Claire Denis Screenwriters: Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau, Geoff Cox Producers: Laurence […]
‘Lost & Found’ Is One Charming Anthology
The interconnecting stories of Liam O Mochain’s Lost & Found make for a great moviegoing experience.
‘Mary Magdalene’ Tells Her Side Of Jesus’ Story
The backbone of Mary Magdalene are the teachings of Jesus Christ, but Mary is the focus, delivering an old story from a new perspective.
‘Shazam!’ Uses Its Big Heart To Buck DC Comics Superhero Trends
Shazam! is a comic book movie that plays to realism while offering up a fun adventure with an important message about family. Read the review to find out more.
‘Pet Sematary’ (2019) Breathes New Life Into An Old Classic
This is not your parent’s Pet Sematary. The 2019 Pet Sematary is better, with scares that you cannot escape (it will get you one way or another).
‘The Haunting Of Sharon Tate’ Has A Cool Angle, But Gets Mired In Its Own Mediocrity
Did Sharon Tate dream of her own murder? The Haunting of Sharon Tate movie wants you to think so, but does that twist make the movie worth seeing?
Tim Burton Takes ‘Dumbo’ To Darker Places
Disney classic Dumbo gets the live-action treatment from Director Tim Burton, and the result is not an altogether child-friendly movie.
Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Terrifies With Its Deadly Doppelgängers
Jordan Peele uses the doppelgängers in Us to terrify and leave the audience wanting more with the movie’s ambiguous ending.
‘Book Of Monsters’ Is A Slimy Tribute To Eighties Creature Features
‘Movie Title’ Review Ferocious creatures meet their Girl-Powered match in ‘Book of Monsters.’ Release Date: March 19, 2019 MPAA Rating: NR Synopsis Sophie’s 18th birthday becomes a bloodbath when monsters descend upon her house and start to devour the party guests. Sophie and her friends must rally together to send their party crashers back to […]
‘Climax’ Is Gaspar Noé Being Gaspar Noé With A Slick Soundtrack
Gaspar Noé attacks the senses with Climax’s soundtrack and creates a beautifully ugly visual language throughout the movie.
Indie-Triumph ‘Babylon’ Explores Race Relations Through Music, Intimacy, Unflinching Honesty
Babylon, a British film that the United States did not release until now because of its depiction of racism, is an affecting race relations movie more important today than ever.