Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: The Starling Girl Is an Indie Gem About Young, Confused Love that Deserves an Audience

Movies like The Starling Girl seem to spring out of every film festival and then never really make a dent when/if they get an actual wider release in any format. […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review, Uncategorized

Review: A Cliché-Ridden Chemical Hearts Can’t Capture the Magic of Young Love

Chemical Hearts

Before the Amazon Original Chemical Hearts, a cliché-ridden, mostly flat teen drama about first loves and growing up, filmmaker Richard Tanne made the lovely and underrated Southside With You, a […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Doesn’t Pander, Does Pack in the Scares

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Before you get completely bent out of shape about the fact that this latest horror offering from producer Guillermo del Toro (who is also given a “screen story” credit) is […]

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Film, Film & TV, Stages

Review: All the Pieces Fit in Moving, Well-Cast Puzzle

puzzle

Based on the synopsis alone—a housewife discovers she has a talent for solving jigsaw puzzles and enters a competition—you’d be forgiven for thinking that Puzzle, directed by Marc Turtletaub, is a […]

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