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Ready or Not

Ready or Not

They say there is no movie without the screenplay, and that’s absolutely true…but of course a film is made up of more elements than just the Read More

Don’t Let Go

Don’t Let Go

The Blumhouse logo at the opening of Jacob Aaron Estes’ Don’t Let Go promises the potential for some creative budget-conscious thrills, but Don’t Let Go is Read More

Blinded by the Light

Blinded by the Light

There may not (yet) be a Bruce Springsteen jukebox musical on Broadway, but filmmaker Gurinder Chadha makes a pretty good case for one with her exuberant Read More

Cold War

Cold War

As a pair of dispassionate musicologists and a government official conduct American Idol-style auditions among peasants in 1949 Poland, the vibrant and slightly devious young singer Read More

Good Boys

Good Boys

To criticize the humor in Good Boys for being juvenile seems sort of redundant, since the whole point of the movie is to represent the perspective Read More

The Kitchen

The Kitchen

Before The Kitchen even begins in earnest, a glaring disconnect becomes apparent. Befitting the film’s ‘70s-era setting and indie comic inspiration, the production company logos display as Read More

Ophelia

Ophelia

Ophelia is one of Hamlet‘s most vital characters — and, in the eyes of Ophelia the movie — one of its most misunderstood. Director Claire McCarthy uses Lisa Read More

Luce

Luce

The name Luce is packed with polarizing implications. It means “light” in Italian, but it is also derived from a particular type of Pike fish that Read More

Stuber

Stuber

The title Stuber is a…well, I suppose we could refer to it as a “witticism.” You see, the lead is named Stu, and he drives an Uber. Read More

Shaft (2019)

Shaft (2019)

From the beginning, John Shaft was always about fighting for the underdog. In 1971’s blaxploitation classic Shaft, the New York City private detective, played by Richard Read More

Yesterday

Yesterday

How would the world change if the most famous and influential music group of all time had never existed? According to director Danny Boyle’s slight and Read More

Aladdin (2019)

Aladdin (2019)

In this week’s example of No New Ideas Exist, Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin is set to hit theaters, the latest in the magic mouse’s recent string Read More

Booksmart

Booksmart

The main characters of Olivia Wilde’s highly entertaining feature directorial debut Booksmart are high school outcasts, awkward nerds who’ve spent their entire time in school focused Read More