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SOUND BITES: Donnie Darko

It’s rare for a movie that isn’t a musical to use a song in its entirety (outside the credits). In fact, it’s hard to think of more than a few examples. But two of the best examples come from the same movie. Continue reading “SOUND BITES: Donnie Darko”

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REVIEW: Phantom Thread

When it comes to PT Anderson movies, I can’t help myself. As soon as a trailer is posted, I watch it. But the marketing for his movies in recent years has misled audiences, so that it takes more than one viewing to appreciate the movie for what it actually is.

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REVIEW: A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place is a horror movie that does something a little different.

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REVIEW: Werewolf

Werewolf is the gritty and absorbing first feature film from writer/director Ashley McKenzie. Continue reading “REVIEW: Werewolf”

REVIEW: The Neon Demon

There aren’t many movies you come away from thinking, well, I’ve never seen anything like that before. The Neon Demon is one of them.

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REVIEW: Kong: Skull Island

There’s a fantastic movie full of revolutionary special effects about a giant ape discovered on a remote island full of monstrous creatures. That movie is called King Kong, and it came out in 1933. Continue reading “REVIEW: Kong: Skull Island”

REVIEW: Baby Driver

“All you need is one killer track.” With at least three levels of meaning, Baby Driver might have one of the best taglines of all time. If only the movie itself were as multi-layered. Continue reading “REVIEW: Baby Driver”

REVIEW: Sing Street

At times hilarious, heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful, Sing Street knows exactly what its like to be 15.  Continue reading “REVIEW: Sing Street”

REVIEW: Snowden

Wherever you find government cover-ups or conspiracies about government cover-ups, you’ll find Oliver Stone, and the case of Edward Snowden is right in his wheelhouse.

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