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MOVIE REVIEW: Betty Gilpin as an unstoppable bad-ass in “THE HUNT”

Betty Gilpin, Hilary Swank and Ike Barinholtz
Directed by Craig Zobel

Politics in the horror genre is a tricky thing. If done incorrectly, a film’s political slant can hurt its narrative. When done right, a political take can enhance a film’s potency. The late George A. Romero and horror film legend John Carpenter are the two filmmakers who expertly infused their political messages within their works. Romero, with his series of “...of the Dead” films, made each ... more >

MOVIE REVIEW: “La Gomera”

Vlad Ivanov, Catrinel Marlon and Rodica Lazar
Directed by Corneliu Porumboiu

Beginning your crime film with “The Passenger” by Iggy Pop is a marvelous idea and one that excitingly sets the tone for the very clever and labyrinthine noir “La Gomera” (“The Whistlers” in the English version). With his latest film director Corneliu Porumboiu has created a fantastic and riveting pop-culture cops-and-mobsters film that occasionally gives way to philosophical leanings. Vlad ... more >

REVIEW: “What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael”

In this age of YouTube and Twitter, there is simply too much information coming at us twenty-four hours a day. Everyone with a computer is an armchair newscaster. And above all else, when it comes to films everyone is a critic. What people don’t seem to understand, or rather, what has become lost, is the truth that film criticism is, or can be, an art. No writer before nor since embodied the ... more >

Netflix announces it is cancelling the popular “Mystery Science Theatre 3000” revival after two seasons

The television cult hit “Mystery Science Theater 3000” ran from November 24, 1988 (where it began on KTMA-TV Minneapolis, Minnesota) until its cancelation in 1999 after three seasons at the then-new Sci-Fi Channel and seven seasons at The Comedy Channel/Comedy Central. MST3K was and is a unique television show. The simple plot being a man (Joel and later, Mike) who works as a lowly janitor for ... more >

MOVIE REVIEW: “Buffaloed”

Zoe Deutch and Jai Courtney
Directed by Tanya Wexler

A grade schoolgirl grooming herself to be the next Warren Buffet. One who puts profit margin above a real education. A girl who sells hot cigarettes at her junior high-school. This behavior continues through her life as she resists the easy road and finds alternative ways to make that green. Hustle. Hustle. Hustle. And most importantly, “Don’t fuck with my money!” This is how the new social ... more >

MOVIE REVIEW: “Feedback,” or when the past stands, waiting, no matter how good you have it now

Eddie Marsan, Paul Anderson and Ivana Baquero
Directed by Pedro C. Alonso

How far would we go to protect our lives and careers and to shelter our loved ones from pain? To what lengths would we go to bury our sins? What would be the consequence if those sins are revealed? These are the questions asked and answered by the New Mexico/U.K. co-production “Feedback,” a tense and well-acted thriller that explodes with the ferocity of a shotgun blast. The cinematic ... more >

NOW SHOWING: BOMBSHELL

Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie
Directed by Jay Roach

Before Weinstein and before Epstein and a myriad lesser-known sexual predators, there was Roger Ailes. The story of the CEO of Fox News and others like him, much discussed in the last few years as illustrations of how the ugly and mighty fall is now brilliantly illustrated in “Bombshell.” Jay Roach gives us the tremendously entertaining story of a watershed moment at Fox, predating the #Metoo ... more >