Film & TV, Review, Television

2023 in Review: The Ten Best Television Shows of the Year

This was a big year for finality in television. A lot of amazing shows ended, and most of them stuck the landing perfectly. Similar to how packed 2023 was for […]

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Film & TV, Review, Television

Review: Megachurch Satire The Righteous Gemstones Tops Itself Again With a Stellar Third Season

Writer and director Danny McBride is obsessed with the trappings of narcissism. Whether it be teaching gym, vying for power in the public school system, or making millions off the […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Limited Production Value Aside, Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini Gives a Great Effects Artist His Due

Tom Savini

Although it sometimes feels like a beefed-up DVD extra, the latest documentary on special makeup effects guru, actor, stuntman, director, and teacher Tom Savini is so packed full of great […]

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Dispatch: Chicago International Film Festival Kicks Off with Previews of Three Films Soon to Arrive in Theaters (and Streaming)

The French Dispatch

The Chicago International Film Festival returns this week—like really, truly returns!—with dozens of films and events that once again highlight the best in international cinema, emerging talent and homemade productions, […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: The Mitchells vs. The Machines Gets the Alchemy of Animated Family Films, Heart and Hilarity, Just Right

The Mitchells vs The Machines

For as identifiable as some animation studios tend to make their films (Pixar’s refined CGI, Laika’s signature stop-motion, Disney’s doe-eyed princesses, etc.), Sony Pictures Animation has never quite settled on […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Where Are the Scares? You Had One Job, Halloween.

Halloween

I think we can all agree that at its core, a horror movie should be scary on some level. It can be many other things as well, but it needs […]

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Review: The Sting of Arizona Lands Between the Laughs

Arizona

Although the horror-comedy Arizona is the first feature from Jonathan Watson, he has actually spent many years working second unit on films and TV series created by the likes of […]

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