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Beach Rats: A Dark Coming of Age Story

While the two films were made completely independently of one another, it’s almost impossible to watch Beach Rats and not immediately think of Moonlight....

Columbus: Beautiful, Heart Wrenching, and Honest Filmmaking

Columbus, Indiana is primarily known for two things. On one hand, the town is decorated with breathtaking architecture, making even a regular bank or...
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Ingrid Goes West: A Solid Heathers Riff for Millennials

With Ingrid Goes West, millennials raised in an age of social media finally have a dark comedy they can truly claim as their own....
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The Glass Castle: A Powerful, But Hollow, Family Drama

One of the most underrated films of the 2010s was Destin Daniel Cretton’s Short Term 12 – a brilliantly acted, hugely emotional look at...

Atomic Blonde: A Great Action Film, A Not-so-Great Film

Stop – clear your mind. Now, ask yourself: “How much money would I spend to watch Charlize Theron beat the crap out of a...

To the Bone: Good Intentions. Heavily Flawed.

Reviewing a film like To the Bone is always a challenge – particularly when it’s not all that good. A stark, uncompromising look at...

Lady Macbeth: Performance of the Year?

When your film’s title references one of the most iconic villains of all time, you certainly set the bar high for yourself. It should...

Okja: The Streaming Summer Blockbuster of 2017

Okja: The Streaming Summer Blockbuster of 2017 Looking for the summer’s best blockbuster? Then get some popcorn, sit on your comfiest couch, and fire up...

War for the Planet of the Apes: A Great Franchise Comes to a Solid...

War for the Planet of the Apes: A Great Franchise Comes to a Solid Conclusion In an age of cinematic universes, spin-offs, and reboots, one...
Dirty Dancing

ABC’S Dirty Dancing: A Punishing Cash Grab of a TV Movie

Dirty Dancing: A Punishing Cash Grab of a TV Movie Hey – have you heard of this new craze called “dancing”? Basically, you move your...