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The remake of “Suspiria” adds little to the classic horror tale. Despite the talents of director Luca Guadagnino and screenwriter David Kajganich, their remake of Dario Argento’s classic 1977 horror tale “Suspiria” doesn’t come to much. The...
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“The Haunting of Hill House” is an eerie and moving mystery of a mini-series. Again, Netflix creates a watercooler show, one that dominated most of the Halloween conversation in 2018. This adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s titular 1959 gothic horror novel is...
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“Maniac” makes for a complex and challenging miniseries on Netflix. Netflix is truly redefining entertainment platforms as well as pushing the envelope artistically with its content. Their big-budget miniseries “Maniac” starring Emma Stone and Jonah...
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“Venom” misses the opportunity to dig deeper into its themes of duality. With the worldwide popularity of superhero movies, it’s inevitable that their nemeses would soon start fronting their own origin stories too. Spider-Man bad guy Venom is one of the first...
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The main character in “The Land of Steady Habits” make a habit of being unlikable. In most of Nicole Holofcener’s films, the protagonists are flawed but likable females. For her latest, “The Land of Steady Habits”, her central character is a man...
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“The Nun” is a more silly than serious sequel to “The Conjuring”. “The Nun” may be the fifth movie in “The Conjuring” series, but it doesn’t subscribe to most of what that franchise has established. For starters, it barely...
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HBO’s “Sharp Objects” brought its drama to life with painstaking care. The HBO limited series “Sharp Objects” played like a novel come to life on the small screen. Working from Gillian Flynn’s moody 2006 bestseller, Director Jean-Marc Vallee...
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“BlacKkKlansman” is filmmaker Spike Lee at his most provocative and timely. Period pieces always comment on our modern world, and “BlacKkKlansman” says as much about racism in the 20th century as it does about the issue today. The story of Ron...
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Controversy and classic status mark the 40th of “National Lampoon’s Animal House”. In 1978, “National Lampoon’s Animal House” established itself as a landmark comedy, not to mention a lightning rod for controversy. 40 years later, it’s...
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“Mission: Impossible – Fallout” may be the franchise’s best one yet. Six movies in, the “Mission: Impossible” film franchise just keeps getting better and better. “Mission:...
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The sophomore season of “GLOW” on Netflix betters its freshman year. Netflix’s dramedy GLOW, about women’s wrestling in the 80’s, had an auspicious first season in 2017. It helped rack up Netflix subscriptions, became a...
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“Ant-Man and the Wasp” succeeds by staying small and in its lane. There are many reasons the Ant-Man franchise is so successful. The premise of a miniscule superhero is hilarious. The actors cast are all deft comedic players....
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Plot struggles mar the tense action in “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” is a sequel shot, acted and directed with the same care as its 2015 predecessor...
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“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” has action and fun, but could use some new DNA If you’re going to do a fifth film in a franchise, you could do a lot worse than “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” It’s well directed by...
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“Tag” earns its laughs through character and story Often, summer comedies are over-the-top farces that strive to be little else than popcorn entertainment. There’s nothing wrong with that, but when one like “Tag” comes...
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“Hereditary” has lots of mood and surprises but lacks cohesion. Is it enough for a horror movie to deliver the frights, even if the script doesn’t hold together? “Hereditary”, from filmmaker Ari Aster, is superb at setting...
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“Solo: A Star Wars Story” is well told, but is this trip really necessary? Ron Howard does a bang-up job helming “Solo: A Star Wars Story”, directing the stand-alone space opera with precision, energy, and engaging...
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“Deadpool 2” pushes the sentimentality but not the humor far enough. Who’d have thought that the sequel to the raunchy and satirical “Deadpool” movie would end up being so sentimental? You’d think given the 2016 box...
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HBO’s “Barry” takes aim at role-playing and the desire for fame. Can a hit man go straight and find happiness in Hollywood? That’s the question that the wickedly witty new HBO dramedy “Barry” asks. Created by Alec Berg...
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“Homeland” ends its seventh season as relevant and edgy as ever. Seven seasons in, Showtime’s “Homeland” series is still smart, unpredictable, and edge-of-your-seat television. How do they do it? They start with...
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