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MOVIE REVIEW: COPSHOP hits that nice exploitation movie meets Tarantino crime film flavor

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Joe Carnahan directs this fun action crime film that feels like Reservoir Dogs meets Bad Times at the El Royale with a dash of Assault on Precinct 13. There’s nothing wrong with having guilty pleasure films; those sinful celluloid secrets

MOVIE REVIEW: THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE is a loving elegy to a mass media icon of the 80s.

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Director Michael Showalter and actress Jessica Chastain present a loving portrait of one of the most vilified figures in reality television and televangelism in Tammy Faye Bakker that seeks to humanize the figure beneath the makeup. When one thinks of

MOVIE REVIEW: CRY MACHO is a throwback to the classic western and a swan song for Eastwood

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Clint Eastwood’s latest film, Cry Macho, lands in theaters and HBO Max this weekend, but it feels like a throwback to an earlier time, both literally and in spirit. There’s a certain feeling to much of the latter-day output of

VIDEO: Dune (2021) | First Reaction & Movie Review

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Hot off its debut at the Venice Film Festival, Victor gives his first thoughts and impressions on the transcendent science fiction fantasy #Dune from director Denis Villeneuve. #DuneMovie hits theaters and HBO Max on October 22, 2021 Check out more

MOVIE REVIEW: PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND is an anarchic post-apocalyptic melange of East meets West in Sion Sono’s English-language debut film

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Nicholas Cage channels Mad Max and Snake Plissken by way of Death Race 2000’s Frankenstein in this genre-bending, destined to be midnight favorite. When one thinks of filmmaker Sion Sono, one is reminded of his debut film, 2001’s Suicide Club,

MOVIE REVIEW: THE NIGHT HOUSE is a haunting portrayal of grief beneath a supernatural veneer

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Director David Bruckner’s latest casts Rebecca Hall as a widow dealing with the sudden loss of her husband amidst a crisis of existential dread in a tour de force performance. The power of grief can bring many emotions to the

MOVIE REVIEW: CRUELLA (2021) Disney strikes gold in this reimagining of 101 Dalmations’ fiendish femme fatale.

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Cruella is a bit of wicked comic book fun for Disney fans with great performances and production, even if the story leans on the predictable side. The past decade has seen Disney lean heavily into creating live-action adaptations of many

VIDEO: Army of the Dead (2021) Review | Zack Snyder Dave Bautista Netflix Zombie Horror Movie

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Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted. Victor reviews Army of the Dead in the video below! Check out

MOVIE REVIEW: THE MAP OF TINY PERFECT THINGS feels like we’ve been there before.

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Director Ian Samuels and writer Lev Grossman give us another spin on the Groundhog Day formula; this time focusing on a pair of teens on the cusp of adulthood focused on a future that may never come. In the past

[SUNDANCE 2021] MOVIE REVIEW: A GLITCH IN THE MATRIX serves up the idea that the world is a giant simulation for a chosen few, but loses focus in its telling.

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Director Rodney Ascher (Room 237) channels the work of science fiction author Phillip K. Dick in exploring the idea of simulation theory, but that gets muddied with sidetracks with Elon Musk, trenchcoat killers, and self-involved video gaming addicts. It was

MOVIE REVIEW: SAINT MAUD delivers a dark baptism in psychological horror

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Writer/director Rose Glass makes her feature debut following a flawed nurse who might either be going mad or just might be experiencing the ecstasy of being chosen for a higher purpose. History is filled with stories of ordinary figures being

MOVIE REVIEW: PSYCHO GOREMAN is a hilarious send-up of the ’80s kids and an alien on the run’ film genre for the Rick and Morty Generation.

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Director Steven Kostanski crafts a uniquely funny film that’s one part ALF/E.T./My Pet Monster meets Power Rangers on bath salts that somehow manages to be both nostalgic & a one-of-a-kind splatter gorefest One of my favorite feelings as a culture