Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: For Its Tenth Film, the Fast & Furious Franchise Mostly Retreads Old Vendettas (and Car Chases)

The Fast & Furious movies have now entered their third decade as a franchise, and we still have one or two of these monsters left (depending on who you listen […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves Leans into Nerddom, Nostalgia and Humor for an Epic Adventure

I’m sure a lot of people who review this latest attempt at a Dungeons & Dragons movie are going to feel the need to tell you their history with the […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: I Carry You With Me Charts a Decades-Long Love Story in Dreamy Jewel Tones

I Carry You With Me

Filmmaker Heidi Ewing is best known as one half of Loki Films; with her co-director Rachel Grady, the two have helmed some of the most interesting and human-centered documentaries of […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: F9 is More Furious than Fast, an Overstuffed Entry in an Overlong Franchise

F9

Is it my imagination, or do most of the Fast & Furious movies spend about a third of their running times explaining or rewriting the events of previous installments? I […]

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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: Magnificently Strange She Dies Tomorrow Channels Contagious Distress and Collective Anxiety

She Dies Tomorrow

This is one of the more difficult reviews I’ve had to write all year for the simple fact that writer/director Amy Seimetz’s (the prolific indie actor whose previous feature was […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Steve McQueen’s Chicago-set Widows Is a Complex, Layered Ensemble Work

Widows

Widows is about a great many things, only one of which is a group of women, all of whom have lost their husbands during the commission of a joint robbery […]

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