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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…
In a quirky voice-over by cheeky Olivia Colman, we are introduced to Louis Wain (Benedict Cumberbatch). An odd duck of young man in Victorian England, he is the ill-suited sole breadwinner for his mot…
When the trailer for Lamb debuted, a friend of mine immediately forwarded it to me with the simple statement: "This made me think of you." I gasped in laughter and intrigue as I watched it. Wait... wa…
When I saw director Stephen Chbosky's name revealed in the trailer for Dear Evan Hansen, I clutched my heart. Chbosky made the fantastic movie The Perks of Being a Wallpaper in 2012, impressively adap…
Tammy Faye (Jessica Chastain) and Jim Bakker (Andrew Garfield) meet as chipmunk-cheeked cheery Bible students who want to emphasize Jesus’ love versus the typical sin-and-hellfire style of preaching. …