Film

Misery: Collector’s Edition

Misery: Collector’s Edition

| November 17, 2017

Film adaptations of Stephen King’s novels have historically been a pretty mixed bag. At their worst, they range from comically bad to simply dull. But at their best, Stephen King adaptations account for some of cinema’s most beloved masterpieces. You’ll find no shortage of folks who heap praise on Frank Darabont’s adaptations of The Shawshank […]

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2 New to Blu: Satan’s Cheerleaders & Ruby

2 New to Blu: Satan’s Cheerleaders & Ruby

| November 17, 2017

Two cult horror films from 1977, Greydon Clark’s Satan’s Cheerleaders and Curtis Harrington’s Ruby, saw dual format Blu-ray/DVD releases from VCI Entertainment this fall. Now, these two titles are sold separately, yes. However, both happened to come into my possession at the exact same time and I tell you, Satan’s Cheerleaders and Ruby make all-too-much […]

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

| November 17, 2017

In my eyes, there are two types of people when it comes to grief: those who become angry and those who become sad. The flood of emotions in the aftermath of a tragedy is fascinating in how contradictory it can be in terms of one’s own personality as well as the persona they project upon […]

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The Divine Order

The Divine Order

| November 16, 2017

Following a sold-out screening at the Chicago International Film Festival in October, The Divine Order – Switzerland’s official entry to the Oscars – is a total crowd-pleaser and winner of the Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film is garnering critical acclaim in New York as its theatrical release expands in the coming weeks. […]

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78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene

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78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene

| November 16, 2017

Movies about movies are fascinating in that the history inherent in each one’s material forces upon an ostensible cultural importance despite the quality of the film itself. Within narrative films, the self-reflexive discussion of the art form is something that I’m predisposed to like—just take a look as some of my favorite movies. Such a […]

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J.D.’s Revenge

J.D.’s Revenge

| November 15, 2017

Blaxploitation cinema’s emphasis on the social issues facing African American communities in the 1970’s found filmmakers working in the movement predominantly producing action films, dramas, and even a fair number of comedic films. The reasons Blaxploitation filmmakers worked primarily in those genres are numerous, not the least of which are budgetary restraints and the tendency […]

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Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde

| November 14, 2017

If you love action movies and you missed Atomic Blonde (2017) in the theater, you owe it to yourself to check it out immediately! From John Wick-director David Leitch, Atomic Blonde delivers much the same sort of brutal action as John Wick. Granted, there’s probably less of that action in Atomic Blonde than in John […]

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Lady Bird

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Lady Bird

| November 10, 2017

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: life isn’t really a continuous flow as much as it is a plethora of events with causality connecting the individual bits. Lady Bird is a movie that knows the singularity—the fickleness—of life, and especially of adolescence. The movie has some micro-issues in regards to pacing, but […]

Wonderstruck

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Wonderstruck

| November 10, 2017

The onset of winter months may not faze me generally speaking, but with its sudden appearance this year just weeks after it was an unseasonal 90 degrees, I wanted something at least a little warm. With the first snowfall of the season today and a 15-degree wind chill upon waking up, a movie of any […]

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Ingrid Goes West

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Ingrid Goes West

| November 7, 2017

A movie based around social media or the Internet is, a vast majority of times, immediately damned to failure. Features such as last year’s Nerve exemplify of these types, and in theory, Ingrid Goes West would fit into that pantheon, as well as the group of films that feel outdated by the time of their release […]

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