Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood has heart to outshine...

Courtesy Sony Pictures For his second to last film before he retires writer-director Quentin Tarantino reveals a lighter,...

A Midsommar beyond horror

Courtesy of A24 Beyond jump scares and disturbing images, good horror movies tap into the terror of taboo...

The Last Black Man in San Francisco subverts sentimentality

Courtesy of A24 With bold vision informed by soul, The Last Black Man in San Francisco makes for...

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

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

Best movies of 2019 – first half

Courtesy Kino Lorber No movie has blown my mind this year at this point in 2019, as it...

Dark Phoenix: An Independent Ethos take on the Hollywood tent-pole

Dark Phoenix, the latest X-Men movie, is getting roasted by critics, and none of the pull quotes and hot takes this critic has seen...

Meeting Gorbachev offers a love fest among tragic turns of Soviet...

As someone who came of age during the end of the Cold War, I remember feeling compassion for the leader of what we then...

Hail Satan? reveals The Satanic Temple as crusaders for individual rights

In the wake of recent anti-abortion legislation passing in Alabama and moving along in other states, including the possibility of a similar bill planned...

Long Day’s Journey Into Night embraces dream logic (and 3D) to...

Long Day’s Journey Into Night is only Chinese writer-director Bi Gan’s second film, and he has no interest in winning over any new fans...

Sunset cinematic mansplaining that reveals woman’s early 20th century woman’s experience

With Sunset, the Oscar-winning director of Son of Saul (Son of Saul, a grim out-of-body experience at Auschwitz — a film review) returns with...