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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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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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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Review: “Tom and Jerry” (2021)

The oddest thing about the new “Tom and Jerry” film is that the titular cat and mouse rivals aren’t even really the stars of their own movie. The live-action/animated hybrid directed by Tim Story places its human characters in the center, the cartoon characters feeling more like comedic ornaments that adorn the scene as needed. […]

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Review: “Test Pattern”

What begins as a light romance quickly turns into a nightmare in “Test Pattern,” the debut film from writer and director Shatara Michelle Ford. While in recent years the #MeToo movement has created more widespread awareness of sexual harassment and abuse that women regularly face and has encouraged support for women who speak up, the […]

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Review: “Apollo 11: Quarantine”

In 2019, director Todd Douglas Miller reimagined what a documentary could be with “Apollo 11.” The film told the story of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission during which men first walked on the moon using only stunningly restored archival footage; no modern interviews or voiceovers, no recreations. In light of the current coronavirus pandemic, which […]

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Review: “Fatale”

We all have our guilty movie pleasures, and cheesy, ridiculous thrillers certainly check that box for many people. But while “Fatale,” a new thriller from director Deon Taylor and writer David Loughery (the pair who also helmed 2019’s “The Intruder”), does the bare minimum to hold the audience’s attention, it doesn’t commit to the genre […]

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Review: “Wonder Woman 1984”

2017’s “Wonder Woman” is a film filled with compassion, empathy, and the message that only love can save the world—all qualities you would think you’d find more often in superhero movies, but that actually made “Wonder Woman” stand out amongst the other movies in the genre that often place action above all else. Its sequel, […]

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