Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Ridley Scott and Joaquin Phoenix Bring Napoleon and His Battles to Screen, Without Much Regard for the Man

Napoleon Bonaparte has been featured in films for nearly 100 years (going back to Abel Gance’s 1927 Napoleon, which clocked in at about 5.5 hours), but I can’t remember a […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: An Epic yet Shallow Production, House of Gucci Handily Captures the Era—and the Family Dysfunction

House of Gucci

It’s either a crime drama, a comedic commentary about the filthy rich, or an anarchic takedown of the ruling classes by the working class. Or a bloated combination of the […]

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Film, Film & TV, Film fest, Review

Dispatch: First Screenings at Chicago International Film Festival Feature Ties to City, State Plus Sneak Previews

Harold Washington

The first full day of screenings at the Chicago International Film Festival features a number of impressive films ready to be discovered, including several with Chicago ties. From a thriller […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Visually Interesting with a Curiously Intriguing Story, Zone 414 Channels Ridley Scott Sci-Fi

Zone 414

As far as I’m concerned, the perfect blend of science fiction and film noir will and always will be Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner. Mine is hardly an original thought, but […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: A Studio Mogul’s Career, Life and Influence Seems Endless (and Endlessly Impressive) in Laddie

Laddie

Alan Ladd Jr. was born into show business, as a certain percentage of those who work in the film industry are. They use their familial connections to work their way […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Time Warp‘s Second Installation Highlights Horror and Sci-Fi Classics

Time Warp Vol 2

Following last month’s first in a three-part documentary series on the history of some of the most famous cult films in history, Time Warp, Vol. 2–Horror and Sci-Fi is another […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Underwater Gets Right to the Action, Kristen Stewart Leading the Way

Underwater

I spent most of director William Eubank’s (The Signal) newest film, Underwater, on the verge of really liking it, waiting for that one original element to push me over the […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Film Review: Timely All The Money in the World Crackles with Great Performances

In many ways, it’s a shame that a certain percentage of the audience going to see All the Money in the World will do so out of some sort of […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review, Uncategorized

Film Review – Alien: Covenant, Feels Like An Autopsy of Ridley Scott’s Original Masterpiece

In Ridley Scott’s 2012 foray into the Alien universe, the prequel Prometheus, the mission was to find the origin of humankind. But with his latest work, Alien: Covenant, Scott reveals […]

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