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Goodnight Mommy

Goodnight Mommy

A few weeks ago, the trailer for Goodnight Mommy became a bit of an online sensation, with various web outlets declaring it one of the scariest Read More

American Ultra

American Ultra

American Ultra is a fun, creative little lark of a movie… that also frequently takes dark detours and mires in nasty ultraviolence. It’s a bit of Read More

No Escape

No Escape

Some filmmakers should stay within their creative comfort zone. For writer/director John Erick Dowdle, the horror genre has been very good to him. Sure, As Above, Read More

Ricki and the Flash

Ricki and the Flash

There are a few subjects Hollywood can’t seem to get right. The basic biopic escapes them, having long turned into a turgid collection of recognizable rags Read More

The Square

The Square

As Egypt’s internal political struggle continues yielding violent acts and revolutionary actions, a film that chronicles its historic evolution is playing everywhere and receiving awards. Nominated Read More

Terminator: Genesys

Terminator: Genesys

The problem with Terminator: Genesys arrives with the first scenes, stays with the film throughout the convoluted rewrite of the franchise’s mythology, and remains after the Read More

Trainwreck

Trainwreck

The RomCom gets a reprieve from its status on cinematic Death Row with Trainwreck. Amy Schumer, this year’s humor “it” girl has crafted a brilliant starring Read More

Mr. Holmes

Mr. Holmes

A great performance can elevate even the most mediocre film, the joy one gets in watching an actor or actress at the top of their craft Read More

Inside Out

Inside Out

When the Pixar team is firing on all cylinders, the resulting films are state-of-the-art and revolutionary, both in terms of the visual immersion and the emotional Read More

Digging for Fire

Digging for Fire

After creating his loose brand of independent film for about a decade – including five features in the past three years – Joe Swanberg seemed poised Read More

Vacation (2015)

Vacation (2015)

In this era of incessant sequels and long-dormant reboots of classic franchises, the common response from those of us who starve for originality is to ask Read More

Pixels

Pixels

Pixels is about as entertaining as a video game-based action comedy produced by and starring Adam Sandler can be. That is to say, working from a Read More

Southpaw

Southpaw

Southpaw struggles. It has the weight of one of Jake Gyllenhaal’s best performances, but a pedigree that wastes it under a sea of cinematic melodrama. A Read More

The Gift

The Gift

The past comes back to haunt the characters in Joel Edgerton’s effective thriller The Gift, a riff on the stalker psycho slow burn examples of the Read More

Jurassic World

Jurassic World

Since Jurassic World is intended as a direct sequel to the original 1993 Jurassic Park, there are two specific sequences wherein it seems abundantly clear that Read More