Review: “Shiva Baby”

“Shiva Baby” may be billed as a comedy, but the story that unfolds on screen plays out more like a horror film than anything else. Writer/director Emma Seligman’s debut feature is almost unbearably tense and uncomfortable, but also riotously funny, all while conveying a deep understanding of her main character, a young woman whose life […]

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Review: “Nobody”

It’s hard to believe that Hutch Mansell is the sort of guy who could kill you with his bare hands if he wanted to. Firstly, because he’s such a mild-mannered guy with a seemingly monotonous life, as a montage of his day-to-day activities at the start of the film “Nobody” demonstrates. He’s married with two […]

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Throwback Review: “Godzilla” (2014)

In honor of last week’s release of what might be the last film in Legendary Pictures’ MonsterVerse, “Godzilla vs. Kong,” here is my original review of the film that kicked off the franchise in 2014, director Gareth Edwards’ “Godzilla.” And you can find my review of “Godzilla vs. Kong” here. Godzilla is undoubtedly one of the […]

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Review: “Godzilla vs. Kong”

A fairly common reaction to Legendary Pictures’ “MonsterVerse” since it kicked off with 2014’s “Godzilla” has been “less humans, more monsters.” If you reside in that camp, then you’ll be pleased to hear that the franchise’s fourth installment, “Godzilla vs. Kong,” delivers squarely on what its title promises. Set after 2019’s “Godzilla: King of the […]

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Streaming Movie Reviews: March, Part 2

Happy Easter weekend! I wanted to share a few mini reviews of some films released at the end of March. These movies are all available to watch on Netflix: two documentaries (“The Last Blockbuster” and “Operation Varsity Blues”) and the truly needs to be seen to be believed thriller “Deadly Illusions,” starring Kristen Davis. “THE […]

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Review: “The Father”

One of the hardest yet most inevitable things in life is for the child become the parent. Most stories portray this challenge through the eyes of the child, but in “The Father,” the titular figure is the focus. Writer and director Florian Zeller bends and shapes reality around Anthony (Anthony Hopkins), an elderly man suffering […]

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