La Chimera Movie Review

‘La Chimera’ Movie Review: Josh O’Connor and Carol Duarte Save Alice Rohrwacher’s Period Drama

La Chimera is a complicated film to describe, and not necessarily because the story itself is confounding, but because the occupation of our protagonist, Arthur (Josh O’Connor), bewilders all expectations. We meet him as he is recently released from prison and reunite with Sister Flora (Isabella Rossellini) as they await his …

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The Gutter Interview with Veronica Bouza

‘The Gutter’ Interview with Cinematographer Veronica Bouza

The Gutter, a bowling comedy from Yassir Lester (Marvel’s Armor Wars) and Isaiah Lester recently had its world premiere at SXSW in Austin. The film stars Shameik Moore, Susan Sarandon, D’Arcy Carden, Jay Ellis, Jackée Harry, and Paul Reiser, just to name a few. Moore plays Walt, a bartender and shoe de-roacher (exactly what you think) at the AlleyCatz bowling alley. Money problems …

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The Greatest Hits Movie Review

‘The Greatest Hits’ Movie Review: Emotional, Charming & Predictable Time-Travel Adventure

Romantic time travel movies have become a subgenre unto themselves. Recent films like About Time, Midnight in Paris, and The Time Traveler’s Wife are examples of this. Granted, It has been some time since those stories graced the big and small screen. The Greatest Hits hopes to remind audiences why they’re beloved stories in the first …

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Lousy Carter Movie Review - David Krumholtz

‘Lousy Carter’ Movie Review: Darkly Hilarious and Mean-Spirited Indie

Sardonic humor can be a difficult feat to accomplish in media. Very few feature films or television series have made that humor engaging. HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm is one of the only successful examples. Larry David’s unfiltered nature has set a high bar for curmudgeon-leading men. That has made films with those types of …

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‘Drive-Away Dolls’ Movie Review: A Lightweight Labor of Love

Ethan Coen and Tricia Cooke’s Drive-Away Dolls – directed by Coen, written by the pair, and edited by Cooke – has been a long time in the making but arrives at a strange juncture in the Coen extended family’s careers. When Joel and Ethan Coen announced a temporary split and solo projects after decades of operating as the Coen Brothers, all eyes …

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‘Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire’ Movie Review: Fun But Underwhelming

Ghostbusters could be considered one of the 1980s most iconic films. It holds a place of nostalgia for many, thanks to the cast involved. Putting actors like Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson together proved to be a recipe for success. The combination resulted in a film that has stood the test …

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The Fall Guy Movie Review - Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt

SXSW ‘The Fall Guy’ Movie Review – Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt Anchor a Fantastic Action Film

Stuntmen do very impressive work on movies, and the better they are, the less likely you are even to notice them. While rumblings about an Oscar for stunts finally being given out have led nowhere, the best boost to this particular section of the industry is the big-budget blockbuster The Fall …

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We're All Gonna Die SXSW Movie Review

SXSW ‘We’re All Gonna Die’ Review – A Mesmerizing Road Trip to an Unknown Destination

Everyone expects that the end of the world – or at least of civilization as we know it – will come about in a big, transformative way. An extinction event or an apocalyptic end to all we know and love has been predicted by many science fiction stories and zombie …

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French Girl Interview with Nicolas Wright

‘French Girl’ Interview with Writer and Director Nicolas Wright

French Girl, starring Zach Braff, Evelyne Brochu, and Vanessa Hudgens, is a rom-com where love crosses borders. Zach Braff is Gordon Kinski, a love-struck English teacher planning a proposal to his girlfriend Sophie, played by Evelyne Brochu. Things go awry when, instead of being proposed to, Sophie is whisked away to Quebec with a dream job offer …

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Weston Razooli's Riddle of Fire - Movie Review

‘Riddle of Fire’ Review: Weston Razooli’s Movie is Endlessly Endearing

Enter the film community, and you’ll see jeers of derision at new movies; “They don’t make ‘em like they used to,” scream those factions of the internet. There’s merit to the anecdote; practical effects taking backseat to digital, a rubbery grey aesthetic taking precedence over vibrancy and such, but ultimately …

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Y2K Movie Review SXSW with Rachel Zegler

SXSW ‘Y2K’ Movie Review – The End of the World is Going to Be Funny

Anyone who was alive on New Year’s Eve in 1999 remembers that the world was supposed to end, and there was a lot of panic about it. Obviously, that didn’t happen, but there’s a universe in which things could have played out differently, which is vividly imagined in the directorial …

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Coup! Movie Review

‘Coup!’ Review: A Covid Conscious Satire (Glasgow Film Festival)

Punctuation can speak volumes. The latest feature from writer-director duo Austin Stark and Joseph Schuman – Coup! – joins the ranks of Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge! and Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some!! in adding an exclamation point to a punch title, immediately suggesting a zany, irreverent take on social paranoia during the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic. As the world recovers from war …

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Accidental Texan with Thomas Haden Church and Rudy Pankow- Interview with Director Mark Bristol

‘Accidental Texan’ Interview with Director Mark Bristol

Accidental Texan is the second feature film directed by the award-winning Mark Bristol. It stars Thomas Haden Church, Rudy Pankow, Bruce Dern, and Carrie-Anne Moss in a classic and heartwarming tale of small-town America. After a phone ringer triggers an accident of explosive proportions on a New Orleans film set, Harvard-educated Erwin Vandeveer (Pankow) loses his first …

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Drugstore June Movie Review Esther Povitsky

‘Drugstore June’ Review: Povitsky’s Film Thrives on Zaniness

The world of Hollywood comedians is an interesting one. Comedians like Robin Williams, Eddie Murphy, and Whoopi Goldberg (to name a few) started in stand-up comedy. Those comedians turned out to be some of the best actors of their generation. In the following years, other comedians (i.e., Bill Burr, Andrew Santino, and Illiza Shlesinger) did the same …

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Delicious in Dungeon - Anime Review

‘Delicious in Dungeon’ Review: Dungeons and Dragons meets Chopped

Delicious in Dungeon is a new anime series that follows adventurers on a dangerous journey into a dungeon filled with fantastical creatures and gruesome monsters. If you liked Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves and maybe even Chopped, this show is for you. The series, airing on Netflix, combines adventure, comedy, and fantasy elements …

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Wicked Little Letters Movie with Olivia Colman Jessie Buckley and Anjana Vasan

‘Wicked Little Letters’ Review: A Decently Entertaining Period Movie

When one thinks of letter writing in the contemporary age, we tend to think of it as a forgotten art form where communicators shared feelings of friendship through the personal means of delivering a handwritten message. Friendship is the last thing contained in the letters of Wicked Little Letters. Instead, we get …

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‘Thelma’ Movie Review: A Funny and Sincere Action-Adventure at Sundance

Sundance can always be an interesting start to the cinematic year. The festival’s films thrive on teasing audiences about the potential of great movies. In some cases, those films can even lead to prestigious Oscar winners like Coda. That does not mean every Sundance film has to have aspirations for awards. …

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Last Night at Terrace Lanes - Interview with Director Jamie Nash

‘Last Night at Terrace Lanes’ – Interview with Director Jamie Nash

Jamie Nash literally wrote the book on screenwriting for television, Saves the Cat! Writes for TV, that is. The director is out with a new horror feature, Last Night at Terrace Lanes, that’s a ton of fun.  With a script by Adam Cesare, Last Night at Terrace Lanes is a horror comedy about what happens when …

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