Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Christopher Nolan Gets Personal, Emotional and Political in a Sprawling, Engrossing Oppenheimer

Although it sometimes feels like we’re watching a history textbook or a lengthy biography, writer/director Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer is a sprawling, visually engrossing cinematic lesson in technology, innovation, American hubris, […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Amy Adams Deserves Better than the Messy Mystery at the Center of The Woman in the Window

Woman in the Window

It’s always disappointing when a film doesn’t live up to expectations; it’s exponentially worse when that film comes from a filmmaker who is clearly capable of great things on screen. […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Crisis Falls Short with Multiple Storylines and Little to Surprise in Any of Them

Crisis

Sometimes, it’s absolutely possible to make too much movie for one subject matter. The gold standard for films about the scope and damage of the drug trade has always been […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Mank Delves into the Process, Memories and Later Years of a Classic Hollywood Screenwriter

Mank

The first thing you should do before seeing David Fincher’s Mank is re-watch (or watch for the first time, you cinema philistine) 1941’s Citizen Kane and maybe even do a little […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: The Laundromat Marks a Rare Miss from an Otherwise Reliable Filmmaker

The Laundromat

Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s Eleven, Traffic, Magic Mike) is one of those filmmakers who can make even the driest material seem remarkably entertaining. For proof of this, take a look at […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Film Review: A Vibrant and Thrilling History Lesson in Darkest Hour

[Editor’s note: Lisa Trifone also reviewed this film; you can read her take here. And check out Steve’s interview with Gary Oldman here.]  Sometimes, the performance at the center of […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Film Review: Darkest Hour Impresses With Singular Vision, Award-Worthy Performances

The name Joe Wright might not ring a bell for the average moviegoer; he’s only got seven feature films to his name (and one of those is Pan, currently sitting […]

Lisa Trifone /
Film, Film & TV, Interview

Interview: Gary Oldman Transforms into Churchill for Darkest Hour

Gary Oldman has been a fearsome force of acting for roughly 35 years, making his earliest mark in film with 1986’s Sid and Nancy, followed the next year by his […]

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Feature, Film, Film & TV, Review

Film Review: The Space Between Us, Missed Opportunities and Bad Decisions

I think the biggest shock about this teen-oriented science fiction adventure is that it’s not based on a YA novel. From an original screenplay by Allan Loeb and directed by […]

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