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There is a moment in Nope, Jorden Peele's latest in his surprising and very welcome career as a filmmaker: OJ (Daniel Kaluuya), a very mild-mannered rancher races home to find a giant, menacing UFO po…
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…
After the first major sequence of The Tomorrow War, I looked at my viewing pal and said, "Wait, is the movie over? Did all of that just happen in 20 minutes?" We had just seen present-day Chris Pratt…
What does one do with a movie like Liquid Sky? I saw a crappy DVD version of it years ago, and was so baffled that I forced it on my Movie Night friends as part of a double-feature. Due to protests fr…
With minimal exposition, and even less sound, we meet a lone family in a mysteriously post-apocalyptic world. They are seemingly alone in a small town, with pillaged corner stores and abandoned cars. …
When director Ridley Scott revisited his Alien universe for the first time in over 30 years with 2012's Prometheus, he apparently had been collecting ideas in his head for decades. The dense, bloated …
In case you've been living under a rock for a couple of decades, you've most likely seen the classic sci-fi/fantasy film E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, one of the biggest money-making films of all time. …
Using an opening collage of gauzy scenes, we meet a woman (Amy Adams) as she feels the joy of new motherhood, the delight of seeing her beautiful child grow into a smiling little girl, and the crushin…
Anyone who’s ever seen one of those movies – or, for that matter, anyone who’s ever tried to kill a big spider, only to miss and have it seemingly vanish after it scurries behind or under a piece of f…
I'm not the only one who has realized that the best movies lately are not movies at all. Cable and independent television has created some of the best and most varied entertainment the last few years,…
Updated in 2016, the book takes you through over a century of film, chronologically by decade. It starts, naturally, with Georges Méliès' Voyage to the Moon (1902) and progresses up to the 2000s, with…
Under the Skin is one of those films, like the acclaimed head-scratcher 2001: A Space Odyssey, that will totally divide audiences. I've already seen early acclaim, proclaiming "Four stars!" and "We no…