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“We are each other’s business at the end of the day”; “TILL” comes out today and we spoke to director Chinonye Chukwu about it

Starring Danielle Deadwyler, Jalyn Hall and Jamie Renell
Directed by Chinonye Chukwu

On March 29th, after passing overwhelmingly in both houses of Congress, President Joe Biden signed into law the Emmett Till Antilynching Act—sixty-seven years after the Black teenager was brutally murdered in Mississippi in 1955 by two white men angry over Till’s supposed whistling at one of their wives. He was just fourteen at the time of his murder. An all-White Mississippi jury exonerated ... more >

“MOLOCH” is an effective supernatural thriller leavened with a terrific ambient score | MOVIE REVIEW

Starring Sallie Harmsen, Anneke Blok and Markoesa Hamer
Directed by Nico van den Brink

An ancient terror hidden deep in a bog is the source of the evil held in the creepy Shudder original film “Moloch." While lifelong horror aficionados might not get the benefits of full-on frights (we horror fans have seen it all), the film’s eerie aura is quite effective and holds a sense of unease throughout. In this effective supernatural creeper, Sallie Harmsen is Betriek, a widowed ... more >

A good idea sabotaged by inconsistent filmmaking: “DON’T WORRY DARLING” | FILM REVIEW

Starring Florence Pugh, Harry Styles and Chris Pine
Directed by Olivia Wilde

There just isn’t enough story to carry Olivia Wilde’s “Don’t Worry Darling” through a feature length running time. While the premise is there, the screenplay (from Katie Silberman, and Carey & Shane Van Dyke) fails to have anything new or interesting to say about the film’s themes, nor does Wilde have the skills as a director to pull it all off. In an attempt to mix different genres, the ... more >

Josh Duhamel stars in “BANDIT” | FILM REVIEW

Josh Duhamel, Elisha Cuthbert, Nestor Carbonell and Mel Gibson
Directed by Allan Ungar

From the start, Allan Ungar’s “Bandit” takes the wrong storytelling route, in both its screenplay and casting of the lead role. Kraig Wenman adapted Ed Arnold and Robert Knuckle’s novel “The Flying Bandit: Bringing Down Canada's Most Daring Armed Robber,” morphing this undeniably exciting true tale into a comedy of errors, sort of. Sadly, the true error is in the screenplay. The film is ... more >

“CONFESS, FLETCH” | REVIEW

Starring Jon Hamm, Marcia Gay Harden and Kyle MacLachlan
Directed by Greg Mottola

Greg Mottola’s “Confess, Fletch” is an absolute delight. Smartly written and consistently funny, this is one of most entertaining films of 2022. Although inevitable, Mottola’s picture shouldn’t be compared with Michael Ritchie’s 1985 “Fletch” starring Chevy Chase, as the two films are cut from a different cloth. Ritchie’s was very much a product of the eighties. Once Chevy Chase was cast, ... more >

“SPIN ME ROUND” | THE REVIEW

Starring Alison Brie, Jake Picking and Stella Chestnut
Directed by Jeff Baena

The screenplay for "Spin me Round" (written by lead actress Alison Brie and filmmaker Jeff Baena) works for much of the film--until it falls into a hole of idiosyncrasies. There is a lot going on with this unique film, the best being the deceptively anti-romantic view of the text. Where most films find grand (and mostly clichéd) romance in a story like this, “Spin Me Round” is smarter than ... more >

“DAY SHIFT” starring Dave Franco and Jamie Foxx | REVIEW

Starring Dave Franco, Natasha Liu Bordizzo and Jamie Foxx
Directed by J.J. Perry

As the new film “Day Shift” proves mixing the horror genre with action is tough. Adding in comedy is even harder. Director J.J. Perry’s feature length debut doesn’t always hit its mark but entertains nonetheless thanks to a focused first half and a good cast. Less a pure Horror effort and more of an amusement park ride, director Perry goes for the fun of it all. The always entertaining ... more >