Skyscraper - Movie Review

Skyscraper is indeed dizzying.

Sorry to Bother You - Movie Review

A purposeful exercise in discomfort and painful soul-searching. And it works

The First Purge - Movie Review

Keep telling yourself that it is only a movie

Ant-Man and the Wasp - Movie Review

a fast-paced, funny, superhero romp

Isle of Dogs - Blu-ray Review

A masterpiece of stop-motion that is not to be missed.

Rampage - Blu-ray Review

Really big. And really dumb. And, yes, really fun

Ready Player One - Blu-ray Review

Spielberg makes this chaos work.

Annihilation - Blu-ray Review

A strangely intoxicating mind trip of an adventure

GET OUT and CALL ME BY YOUR NAME Dominate the Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

Get OutGet Out, writer/director Jordan Peele's darkly funny horror film and Call Me By Your Name, the story of a young boy who meets a visiting American while on vacation with his family, took home the lion's share of prizes as the Kansas City Film Critics Circle handed out their 52nd Annual James Loutzenhizer Awards for the best in film for 2017.

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Code of Silence (1985) - Blu-ray Review

Code of Silence - Blu-ray ReviewChi-Town.  Karate.  Chuck Norris.  And a killer soundtrack from David Michael Frank. Is there anything – and this includes the synthesized score – that Code of Silence doesn’t get right?  It is both character driven and intense, filling each scene with violence and ...

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Descent into Darkness: My European Nightmare (2017) - Review

Descent Into Darkness - ReviewBecause safe is a state of mind. The first warning happens right in front of the Pompidou Centre when a tourist’s camera, while he is recording his thoughts on one of the best-known sights in Paris, is stolen by an unidentified male.  Hauling ass through a crowded...

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One Million B.C. (1940) - Blu-ray Review

One Million B.C. - Blu-ray ReviewThe movie begins with a lightning strike and then another.  A cascade of rain pounds against the backs and heads of a team of hikers who take shelter in a cave while the storm rages on.  It is there they meet the bearded narrator of One Million B.C.; an anthropologist ...

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Disconnected (1984) - Blu-ray Review

Disconnected (1984) - Blu-ray Review“I feel like I am stuck inside a low budget horror film,” says Carmine Capobianco as he stares into the camera.  He’s right, of course, he is stuck inside a low budget horror film and it is a glorious sight indeed to behold.  Disconnected might not make a whole lot of sense ...

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The Violent Years (1956) - Blu-ray Review

The Violent Years (1956) - Blu-ray Review“I shot a cop . . . so what!” Good citizenship.  Self-restraint.  Politeness.  Loyalty.  These four words of social graces are written on a chalkboard that four girls pass by during the pre-credits scene in Ed Wood’s penned cult classic, The Violent Years.  They are four words that ...

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The ALIEN Franchise: ALIEN - RESURRECTION (1997) - Part 4

alien resurrection artWith Alien: Covenant having hit screens in 2017, we thought we’d take a trip back and explore one of the most successful and often turbulent franchises in cinema history. This six part article series will take you from the beginning, through all the twists and turns, all the way through to Ridley Scott’s latest entry into the Alien legacy.

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Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Name THE SHAPE OF WATER Best Film of 2017

The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association voted the fantasy romance The Shape of Water as the best film of 2017, according to the results of its 24th annual critics' poll released today. ...

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Ice Cream Man (1995) - Blu-ray Review

Ice Cream Man (1995) - Blu-ray Review“That’s what I call a brain freeze!” Clint Howard: the man, the myth, the legend.  Only he could bring the crazy character at the bottom of the Ice Cream Man to life and he does it with aplomb, clawing the change dumped by grubby hands into the bucket as he growls ...

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The Haunting of Morella (1990) - Blu-ray Review

The Haunting of Morella (1990) - Blu-ray ReviewWomen! Witchcraft! And b-movie maestro Jim Wynorski!  This tightlipped tale has it all. Producer Roger Corman always has been a big fan of Edgar Allan Poe.  Even before he made bank with his Poe pictures featuring Vincent Price, he was often returning to Poe’s ...

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