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The Nightingale makes revenge unsettling

Courtesy IFC Films There hasn’t been a movie this year that has so consistently...

In a Valley of Violence takes down revenge movie with black humor — a...

A darkly humorous western, In a Valley of Violence, is a refreshing change for horror writer-director Ti West. I never expected to laugh as...

‘Sicario’ romanticizes revenge in gritty Hollywood take on US/Mexican drug war — a film...

Note: we’ve waited a bit to share our review of this film to reference what some might consider spoilers. Too many of director Denis Villeneuve's...

Revenge of the Mekons presents a portrait of a band whose success transcends fame...

I had a bit of a meta experience at the screening of Revenge of the Mekons the other night. Early in the film, the band jokes about...

Endzeit: a zombie drama exploring conflict of feminine energy from outside and within

Courtesy Juno Films, Inc. I’ve written about it often: horror movie movies are great vehicles for...

Mandy is an ingenious art house movie for horror buffs

There is some kind of undeniable genius to Mandy, the new movie by Panos Cosmatos. The writer-director makes a much-anticipated return after an eight-year...

The Killing of a Sacred Deer shortchanges satire for misanthropy — a film review

With previous movies like Dogtooth (2009), Alps (2011) and most recently The Lobster (The Lobster offers brilliant satire of the corrupted expectations of human coupling),...

I Do … Until I Don’t undermines complexity of marriage while superficially celebrating it...

I Do… Until I Don’t must be one of the most reductive movies about long-term relationships this critic has ever seen. For a movie...

The Commune is just stupid adults doing stupid things– a film review

Anyone who has seen The Celebration, a Dogme film from 1998 by Thomas Vinterberg, knows that the Danish writer-director can take family dysfunction to...

Colossal is a creative idea turned into a colossal mess — a film review

It’s very important to recognize that the Spanish filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo is making worthy inroads into Hollywood by staying original and true to his...