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The Beguiled

Intriguing as it is troubling. The Beguiled is set at a girls’ school in 1864 Virginia where peace is interrupted by the arrival of a wounded yankee soldier. Its implied that these cloistered women […]


The Book of Henry

In case you’ve read a ton of reviews already that have said this movie stinks but needed one more opinion after all, then I’m here to tell you it extremely stinks. The Book of Henry has got to be the most beautifully photographed atrocious movie I’ve ever seen […]


Beatriz at Dinner

Class inequality is such a commonplace topic, but now there’s a piece that drums up new troubling feelings. Beatriz at Dinner contains two of the year’s best performances in Salma Hayek and John Lithgow […]


It Comes At Night

A cabin in the woods spook show that’s eerie, tense and minimalist – but as well-crafted as it is, it’s just too minimalist. It Comes At Night has foreboding elements that everything beyond the woods, everything in the rest of the world is sick and not right. Joel Edgerton plays an over-protective […]


Wonder Woman

A magnificent first hour, some fair parts after, before it goes into creative suicide. Wonder Woman has one element that will make it last however and that is the striking star power of Gal Gadot. They say Hollywood doesn’t take risks […]


Alien: Covenant

No movie has taken more time to suck in as a major disappoint than this. Alien: Covenant was coming off the heels of “Prometheus,” and seethed potential, and yet despite all its visual flair it is nothing but a shaggy dog story […]



This farcical comedy has been permeated with foul-mouthed humor, not that some of its debased humor doesn’t work. Snatched is a starring vehicle for Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn, basically exploiting on Schumer’s trademark bad trainwreck girl while also exploiting on the Hawn’s cheesy farces […]


The Lovers

Tracy Letts (the playwright turned actor) and Debra Winger (the scarcely performing uber actress) play a flatlined married couple who have to get tired of their extramarital lovers before they connect again with each other. The Lovers is a wry and dry comedy […]


The Dinner

We live in a time where I should be grateful for any sophisticated adult-themed film to come my way, and yet, the worst that could happen, I have stumbled upon a horrid pseudo-intellectual work. The Dinner is a rare case […]


The Circle

Sci-fi parable that is less aggressively paranoid than it is a creepy, if satiric, “normalization” of what the social media world could become. I give The Circle an unapologetic endorsement especially in a few specific ways for dramatizing how we have allowed many social media devices […]


The Lost City of Z

It’s long, but quite impressive as far as languorous adventures in the wild go. With lofty food for thought to go along with its visceral appeal, The Lost City of Z is an Amazonian jungle odyssey made in the respected tradition […]



I quite liked this sort-of monster movie and alcoholism comedy-drama. Colossal is not for audiences who are asking for mindless monster destruction, although there’s a lot of darkly funny accidental destruction […]