Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Despite an Impressive, Devastating Central Performance, I Wanna Dance With Somebody Remains Frustratingly Shallow

Sometimes with a music biopic, it’s the music that carries the day when the story seems painfully familiar. So why do most music biopics feel like they follow the same […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Single-Note Come Away Treats Classic Children’s Stories as Fodder for Derivative Dreck

Come Away

For as much vitriol is being shot this week at the emotional dishonesty of a film like Hillbilly Elegy, I find that crime far more on display in a work […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods Is a Movie for This Moment

Da 5 Bloods

Timing is everything. Then again, great filmmaking is great filmmaking no matter the surroundings. But in the case of director Spike Lee’s latest, Da 5 Bloods, the film feels so […]

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