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You can never accuse The Flash of not going big. There are multiverses, multisuperheroes, and even multiFlashes. Why have one Batman when you can have all of them? Why have Ezra Miller play Barry/The …
Now, as a non-believer, I unabashedly love the genre of religious horror. Show me someone possessed by a demon, or an evil flying angel, or an unfortunate victim getting thrown down the stairs by an a…
In space stories, 65 million years is a long, long time ago. But 65 million years ago, there was apparently another universe where civilized humans existed with poor health care systems, where they to…
Let me start by saying that this is a straight-up monster-in-the-closet movie. I'm not sure what "the mind of Stephen King" was conjuring in his short story The Boogeyman, but my childhood fear of the…
There is something inescapably Portlandia about Showing Up. To be fair, it does take place in (unnamed) Portland at the (unnamed) Oregon College of Art and Craft (a real institution that has sadl…
A few years ago, I went to see Judy Blume on her book tour for her latest (and she says last) novel for adults, In the Unlikely Event. Town Hall was packed with "women of a certain age" and the room b…
For a movie that is about Michael Jordan, the first thing you notice is that you don't see Michael Jordan. Sure, there are a few moments of the real Jordan in quick news clips, but as a character he i…
What is more terrifying? The fact that technology traces almost every aspect of one's daily life so that it is almost impossible to truly disappear? Or the fact that even with all of the shared techno…
Early in In Viaggio, a Coast Guard radar antenna spins in the night, a stark visual accompanied only by the harrowing audio of desperate migrants pleading for help as their boat sinks off the coast of…
Allison (Florence Pugh) is a young woman who has it all. We meet her at her own engagement party, full of adoring multi-cultural friends who cheer her as she sings a song at the piano for her adoring …
A young French woman who calls herself "Freddie" travels to Seoul on a whim for the first time, saying she's just there for a couple weeks, you know, to see "everything". This comes as a surprise to s…
This plot has been tread and retread in countless feel-good sports comedies: A down on his luck jerk of a coach is matched with a ragtag group of underdog players. Then, to everyone's shock and fist-p…