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Halloween (2018)

Halloween (2018)

Having original “final girl” Laurie Strode return to the Halloween franchise after decades away is not a new idea, although given the underwhelming way it turned Read More

The Kindergarten Teacher

The Kindergarten Teacher

Maggie Gyllenhaal is great at making audiences uncomfortable. Even in her more sedate, straightforward roles, there’s often a sense of something off-kilter and unstable, and she’s Read More

Hold the Dark

Hold the Dark

As brutal and unyielding as the violence is in Jeremy Saulnier’s acclaimed movies Blue Ruin and Green Room, it’s generally contained and matter-of-fact, the product of Read More

A Simple Favor

A Simple Favor

At first glance, Paul Feig doesn’t seem like the right choice to direct a stylish mystery thriller. But the man behind crowd-pleasing comedies including Bridesmaids, Spy Read More

Kin

Kin

It’s no surprise that directing brothers Josh and Jonathan Baker expanded Kin from a short film (their 2014 effort Bag Man), because there clearly isn’t enough Read More

Searching

Searching

Russian filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov has been quietly building a niche for himself as the producer of a subgenre of movies he dubs “screen life,” including the Read More

Minding the Gap

Minding the Gap

When Bing Liu first started shooting footage for what became his debut documentary feature Minding the Gap, there’s no way he could have known what he Read More

Christopher Robin

Christopher Robin

Disney’s mania for reimagining all of its successful animated properties as live-action movies takes an odd turn with Christopher Robin, which places lovable bear Winnie the Read More

Skyscraper

Skyscraper

Given how many franchises Dwayne Johnson has been recruited to enhance and/or revive (G.I. Joe, Fast and Furious, Jumanji, Rampage, etc.), it’s probably only fair that Read More

The First Purge

The First Purge

The concept of the Purge makes no logical sense. Consequently, the more that the Purge movies try to delve into the inner workings of the future Read More

Sicario: Day of the Soldado

Sicario: Day of the Soldado

In 2015’s Sicario, the characters played by Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro were menacing enigmas, government agents of nebulous provenance who ignored protocol, morality and Read More