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There's a certain delight in seeing a movie completely cold, knowing nothing about it, except that it takes place on a train. I hadn't heard anything about Compartment No. 6, so it was pleasing to hav…
The Burning Sea is a solid disaster flick that seems like it is missing its final act. Not necessarily because of plot and build up, but simply because it is called, well, The Burning Sea. I wanted to…
Despite its gorgeous cast and intriguing trailer, I wasn't chomping at the bit to see Kenneth Branagh's latest Agatha Christie adaptation. I agreed with Moviepie's Vickie that 2017's Murder on the Ori…
Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz are cemented in pop culture lore as the married duo that produced and starred in the huge (we're talking tens of millions of weekly viewers) 1950s television comedy "I Love…
It's a few days before the college football national championship. All players, coaches, and high roller supporters are firmly ensconced in a hotel overlooking the stadium. It's 72 hours away from the…
Guillermo del Toro's Nightmare Alley is an undeniably gorgeous film noir, right from the opening scene. We see a man rip up the floorboards in a decrepit remote house, put a body into the floor, and l…
It was kind of presumptuous that anyone would dare think of remaking the Oscar-winning classic West Side Story. Not even a reimagining, but more like a massage of the original: same songs, same late 1…
When I was a kid, I loved this show called Lucan, about a boy who raised by wolves. It was the TV era of championing outcasts as superheroes, like The Incredible Hulk and The Bionic Woman, and like so…
Malik (Riz Ahmed) is a troubled, paranoid man--a Marine vet that has completed 10 tours followed up by a couple years in prison. Needless to say, he is suffering from a lot of PTSD. He lives out of hi…
C'mon C'mon tapped right into my middle-aged self and wrung tears from me more than once. What on the surface looks like your typical "older, single, childless man is thrown into taking care of a prec…
Director Chloé Zhao, with her eye for vast open spaces, lots of silence, and naturalistic acting, seemed an odd choice to helm a massive big-budget superhero movie, but bless Marvel and Disney for giv…
In what is probably the stagiest movie I've ever seen that was not actually a stage adaptation, Mass is a claustrophobic, extremely intimate experience where you feel trapped in a room, no, actually t…