Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Jason Statham Goes After the Queen Bee (and Her Son) in Violent Actioner The Beekeeper

If you deliberately turn up for a movie starring Jason Statham, I’m guessing The Beekeeper is exactly the type of movie you’re hoping will play. Directed by David Ayer (Fury, […]

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Review: Twenty Years Later, Mean Girls Adds Music but Remains as Quotable as Ever

Rosalind Wiseman’s Queen Bees and Wannabes was published in 2002, a non-fiction guide for parents on the cliques and exclusionary behavior teen girls engage in during their formative high school […]

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Review: The Book of Clarence Is a Smart, Sharp Satire of the Bible’s New Testament and Modern Race Relations

Here it is, everybody: the first truly great film of 2024 that isn’t a holdover from 2023. (A handful of movies are set for release in January and February that […]

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Review: Featuring Varied Animation Styles (and Lily Gladstone), Quantum Cowboys Impresses with its Ambition and Originality

If 2023 didn’t satiate your need to see Lily Gladstone be awesome in both The Unknown Country and her award-winning performance in Killers of the Flower Moon, you have one […]

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Review: Imagining a Philosophical Conversation, Freud’s Last Session Frustrates More than it Fascinates

Part of the issue with director and co-writer Matt Brown’s Freud’s Last Session is that it can’t decide what the central core of its story actually is. Certainly, a film […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Jessica Chastain and Peter Sarsgaard Star in Beautifully Crafted Relationship Drama Memory

This year has been a very good one for the kind of films I’m naturally drawn to, films without much flash or special effects but with real, authentic stories about […]

Lisa Trifone /
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Review: Night Swim Boasts Strong Production Credits, but Its Plot and Scares Are Shallow

A slight and silly PG-13 horror film with a hefty pedigree (at least as far as producers go—James Wan and Jason Blum), Night Swim centers on the Waller family, with […]

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Review: Society of the Snow Recounts the Harrowing Events of a 1972 Plane Crash with Grace, Human Drama

If the story told in the epic, harrowing Society of the Snow seems familiar, that’s because it’s been recounted a few times since 1972, when the actual events in the […]

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Review: Centered by Authentic, Devastating Performances, All Of Us Strangers Confronts Grief, Passion and Connection

There’s a magic to writer/director Andrew Haigh’s All of Us Strangers, the kind that sneaks up slowly at first before becoming so powerful it’s impossible to ignore its pull. A […]

Lisa Trifone /
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2023 in Review: Best Narrative Films of the Year

It’s the last Friday of a pretty great year for film, so it’s time to reveal my Best of the Year list. As always, I was able to squeeze in […]

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2023 in Review: Best Documentary Films of the Year

As I am prone to do every year, I separate documentaries into their own Best of the Year list, not because I feel they should be judged any differently than […]

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Review: Raging Grace Finds More Horror in the Immigrant Experience than Its Jump Scares

This article was written by Zachary Lee. I did not realize the clever double meeting of the title of writer-director Paris Zarcilla’s Raging Grace until the credits rolled. The film […]

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