A review of the animated film Robot Dreams, written and directed by Pablo Berger.

‘Robot Dreams’ Review: Simple, Precise, & Profound Visual Storytelling

Isaac Asimov was a Russian science fiction writer who died in the early 1990s. He wrote extensively about the future and discussed AI and robots in many of his stories. Much of his work was written before our modern world of robot vacuum cleaners and self-driving cars, but much of Asimov’s …

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Wonka Movie Review

‘Wonka’ Movie Review

The original Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory movie from 1971 was a bit of an anomaly. Sometimes, when a film’s elements come together in just the right time and place, it is something akin to lightning striking. This process cannot be predicted, duplicated, or repeated, at least not easily. The …

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This is a movie review of Night Swim.

‘Night Swim’ Can’t Stay Afloat (Review)

Night Swim, a horror movie from director Bryce McGuire starring Wyatt Russell, Kerry Condon, and Amélie Hoeferle, is the newest release from Blumhouse and Atomic Monster. Based on a four-minute short film, the film is about when “everything you fear is under the surface.” When a movie begins, and the production company logos pop up …

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Killers of the Flower Moon Movie Review.

‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ Movie Review

If you were to do a Family Feud-style survey and ask a hundred people who the greatest movie director of all time is, you undoubtedly would get Alfred Hitchcock’s name on the board. Steven Spielberg would be up there, possibly even Stanley Kubrick as well. I cannot say where he would place, but without much doubt, Martin …

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Review: ‘Anyone But You’ is a good time if you like hot people falling in love

Before I begin this review of Anyone But You, I must include the full disclosure that I am a self-proclaimed hopeless romantic by nature. There’s always a soft spot in my heart for romantic comedies. I’m not over the moon for all of them, but I tend to enjoy them a …

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Review: The force of ‘Oppenheimer’ can be felt in every atom of your being

J. Robert Oppenheimer (Cillian Murphy) is the focal point of the new film Oppenheimer from writer and director Christopher Nolan. It is the story of the top mind behind the Manhattan Project, known as “the father of the atomic bomb.” Most everyone knows the Manhattan Project was an operation the United States …

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Review: ‘Society of the Snow’ is a brutally realistic and heartbreaking retelling of disaster

Rugby isn’t a sport we get much of here in America, but it’s one of the primary sports people enjoy watching in other countries. In the early 1970s, a group of rugby players from Uruguay boarded a plane from Montevideo, Uruguay, to Santiago, Chile, for a rugby match. In the …

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Review: ‘Perfect Days’ has a simple premise but profound meaning

Wim Wenders is a German writer, director, and producer who has been making movies and short films since the late 1960s. After a quiet decade, Wenders is out with a new film, Perfect Days. Wenders really hit a stride in the 1980s. In 1984, he made a movie that many consider among the greatest arthouse films …

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Review: ‘The Taste of Things’ is a delectable delight from Trần Anh Hùng

The Taste of Things (or La Passion de Dodin Bouffant) is a new French-language film by director Trần Anh Hùng and distributed by IFC Films in the US. France has submitted it for the best International Feature at the Academy Awards, and it recently made the Oscars shortlist. For myself, I love a great cooking …

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Review: Revisiting ‘Return of the King’ 20 years later with the extended cut

The final entry into The Lord of the Rings franchise, The Return Of The King, is arguably not only the greatest conclusion to a trilogy but also one of the greatest films ever made. Yet, when it comes to film trilogies, for there even to be a third film means the massive …

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Murder in the Alps – ‘Anatomy of a Fall’ grips with Triet & Hüller’s brilliance – Review

Each spring in the Mediterranean seaside town of Cannes, France, filmmakers from all over the world gather to explore and discover new films at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. When the film festival ends, they award the top film with a prize called the Palme d’Or. Starting in 2019 with the film Parasite, NEON …

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Review: ‘All Dirt Roads Tase of Salt’ is a sensory journey for art house aficionados

A new piece of cinema from writer/director Raven Jackson, All Dirt Roads Taste Of Salt is very much a cinematic work of art. When it comes to art and cinema, tastes will vary as widely and diversely as there are people on the planet. It can be a situation where one man’s trash …

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Review: ‘Dicks: The Musical’ is the funniest film of the whole year

The new musical comedy from A24 and director Larry Charles called Dicks: The Musical is a spectacular success of ridiculous raunchiness and plays out like the most twisted version of The Parent Trap you can imagine. When it comes to movie genres, musicals is one of the trickiest to pull off, successfully. The art of …

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Review: ‘May December’ is a flawed but fascinating melodrama

In the realm of tabloid scandals, particularly those involving individuals claiming alien abduction to Pluto to meet Abraham Lincoln, most can be readily dismissed as unfounded tales. However, some of the more grounded scandals chronicled in such sensational publications often resemble scenarios reminiscent of a Jerry Springer show, where a …

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Review: ‘The Eight Mountains’ is one of the best movies of the year

This year continues the tradition of exceptional foreign films with a beautiful new Italian film from directors Felix Van Groeningen, and Charlotte Vandermeersch called The Eight Mountains. Each and every year, there are plenty of foreign films released that end up being among my very favorite movies of the calendar year. Incredible filmmakers from across …

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